Electric Car Company Looks to Mare Island for Manufacturing Delivery Facility

September 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Electric car manufacturer Faraday Future is negotiating an agreement with the city of Vallejo to build a manufacturing plant and customer delivery center on the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, located in the northeastern portion of the San Francisco Bay area.The Los Angeles-based company made a presentation to the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce last week and is hoping to strike a deal with the city by November, reported the Vallejo Times-Herald. Faraday Future’s 1.2 million-square-foot plant would be located on a 157-acre waterfront parcel on North Mare Island.Vallejo is responsible for the reuse of North Mare Island, while Lennar Mare Island is redeveloping the rest of the property according to a reuse plan calling for 1,400 homes, 7 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, and recreational areas.Faraday Future, which employs 1,150 employees worldwide, recently unveiled a first concept vehicle and plans to develop an entire line of electric vehicles. The company evaluated 187 sites nationwide to find a location to build its cars, and selected Las Vegas and Mare Island. The firm already has started building its first plant in North Las Vegas. It plans to use Mare Island as a customer delivery and experience center even before the manufacturing plant there is completed. The delivery center would offer a place for customers to learn about the company’s products and technologies, road test vehicles, observe the manufacturing process and take delivery of finished cars.Faraday Future chose Mare Island for several reasons, including its “accessible and capable workforce, access to distribution channels, its proximity to Silicon Valley and the significance of California being the EV [electric vehicle] capital of the U.S.,” said project manager Catherine Steinmetz.last_img

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