Arrival has announced that it is establishing its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, adding around 150 new employees and investing approximately $3 million towards the company’s new offices.
The UK company also announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Charlotte, which sets out the company’s intention to work with the city on achieving the goals set out in its Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
The plan outlines strategies for clean energy focused on transportation, buildings, energy generation, and workforce development.
The company will be hiring for a variety of corporate positions, including human resources, marketing, finance, engineering and administrative professionals.
Mike Ableson, Arrival CEO of Arrival Automotive, says: “Today’s announcement is another exciting step for Arrival, as we build on our mission to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. I am personally thrilled to be partnering with the City of Charlotte, as we bring our North American Headquarters to the city, and work in tandem to develop solutions for their electrification and sustainability goals.”
He adds: “This partnership forms a roadmap in how we design a regionally Integrated Transportation Ecosystem that pulls together components like EVs, charging infrastructure and digital mobility services, to enable more cities to achieve their zero-emission goals, connect local communities and future-proof transportation networks.”
Mayor Vi Lyles, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Arrival to Charlotte and are excited to partner with them on sustainable initiatives within our community. Their commitment to sustainability falls directly in line with Charlotte’s priority to move towards clean energy. And the job opportunities will offer our residents a career where they will learn innovative new skills in a growing industry.”
Founded in 2015, Arrival is developing commercial EVs – starting with van and bus models.