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ZEV Builds Gilbert, Arizona, Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Center

09/07/2021
ZEV, a leader in electrification for light and medium duty fleet vehicles, plans to complete buildout of their new 103,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona. The project is expected to create 300 new jobs.

The company will be expanding its fleet vehicle conversion production to 40 vehicles per day by Spring 2022. ZEV has allocated 10,000 square feet to accelerate battery module design, development, certification and assembly to support fleet and passenger vehicle applications.

ZEV's location is strategically positioned to capitalize on their partnership with Arizona State University to build on their incredible talent pool while developing new relationships with Grand Canyon University and Maricopa County Community Colleges.

"ZEV values the incredible talent coming through these college programs, we have over four graduates with patent filings in less than 6 months of development, that is rapid innovation," said Jim Maury, ZEV President.

According to company officials the company has worked extensively with EastGroup Properties to architect the facility and production workflow to maximize space and power utilization, while delivering an innovative and modern work experience for ZEV employees, contractors and partners.

"We are thrilled that ZEV have selected Gilbert Crossroads for their new headquarters and look forward to welcoming them to their new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in December," said Mike Sacco, Vice President, EastGroup Properties. EastGroup Properties is the owner and developer of the four-building 318,000 square foot Gilbert Crossroads Business Park.

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