Zero Electric Vehicles (ZEV) announced plans to complete buildout of their new 103,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle manufacturing facility in Gilbert to better serve their electrification solutions for light and medium duty fleet vehicles. The company is targeting a movein date of December 01, 2021.
ZEV 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.
ZEV’s location is strategically positioned to capitalize on their partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to build on their incredible talent pool while developing new relationships with Grand Canyon University (GCU) 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.
ZEV will be expanding their fleet vehicle conversion production to 40 vehicles per day by Spring of 2022. This expansion will deliver over 300 new jobs to the city of Gilbert and surrounding area. ZEV has allocated 10K square feet to accelerate battery module design, development, certification and assembly to support fleet and passenger vehicle applications. This will bring high tech jobs, with expertise in battery cell chemistries, packaging, thermal management, and control interfaces to maximize energy density, configurability and safety through the vehicle lifecycle.
“It’s with great excitement that we Welcome ZEV to Gilbert in their new 103,000 SQ FT stand-alone location on Germann Road! ZEV plans to hire 300 local employees over the next 12 months. We are grateful that ZEV chose Gilbert and thrilled for them to add to Gilbert’s thriving business community,” said Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson.