Electric Last Mile, a commercial electric vehicle solutions company, has established its new global headquarters in Troy. The company, which designs, manufactures, and customizes electric, connected last-mile delivery vehicles, was previously based in Auburn Hills.
The firm launched its Urban Delivery Van in December 2020. The company also announced a combination with Florida’s Forum Merger III Corp. in December, which would result in Electric becoming a publicly listed company. The agreement is expected to close in the first quarter.
The new location includes the company’s tech hub, innovation prototype lab, and customer center. The 31,000-square-foot space allows capacity for nearly 200 employees in e-powertrain engineering, vehicle design and integration, prototype development, and software solutions.
At the new facility, Electric plans to assemble initial battery packs and electric motor prototypes as well as complete pre-production vehicle builds. The work, which will be in the prototype lab, offers 15,000 square feet of space.
In addition, the complex will be used as a customer center where employees can work with clients to understand their vehicle specifications and analytics needs, as well as conduct test drives.
“In addition to facilitating our growth, the design of our new global headquarters will allow for collaboration across all aspects of our engineering — from vehicle design, prototyping, and software development — and customer engagement, enabling ELMS to deliver for its customers the most efficient and customized solutions for their last mile use cases,” says James Taylor, co-founder and CEO.
Electric plans to open additional offices in California and other locations in proximity to major electric vehicle talent and development hubs to facilitate innovation, collaboration, and commercialization.