Fort Worth under consideration for electric vehicle assembly facility

Fort Worth is among the sites under consideration for an assembly facility and engineering technical center for a major manufacturer of electric vehicles. Vancouver-based ElectraMeccanica has identified seven states as finalists and sent an initial request for proposals to the chief economic development entities in Phoenix, Denver, Orlando or Central Florida, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Nashville, as well as Fort Worth. The leading location and backup sites are expected to be announced in the third quarter of 2020. ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has engaged BDO USA’s Site Selection & Business Incentives Practice, to lead the company’s search for an assembly facility and engineering technical center in the United States, the company announced Feb. 17. ElectraMeccanica says they intend to begin commercial production and delivery of its single-seat, three-wheeled SOLO EV during 2020 with its contract manufacturing partner and strategic investor, Zongshen Industrial Group, in Chongqing, China. In conjunction with the proposed new ElectraMeccanica U.S. facility, Zongshen will continue to manufacture SOLO EVs for the global market, while also supplying knock-down kits for assembly in the United States. Click to read more at