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Nikola Motors Announces Truck Manufacturing Plant In Arizona

• https://insideevs.com, BY MARK KANE

Nikola Motor Company and Saint Holdings announced the acquisition (by Nikola) of approximately 400 acres of property in Pinal County at Inland Port Arizona in Coolidge, for a new production facility for hydrogen fuel cell trucks.

The plan is to begin production of class 8 trucks and gradually increase the number of jobs to roughly 2,000 in 2024.

We are not sure when the facility will be built, but according to Nikola there are more than 13,000 pre-orders placed for the trucks, which sounds like the automaker is obligated to hurry up.

In April, the company will hold Nikola World 2019 event at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona and present its hydrogen and new all-electric truck.

Britton Worthen, Nikola's chief legal officer and company lead for the site selection process said:

"We are excited to have Pinal County and the city of Coolidge as the future home of our manufacturing facility. Both the County and the city have been extremely helpful as we work to make this project happen. We are also grateful to Saint Holdings for their support of our vision on this groundbreaking endeavor,".

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