Arrival will add new plant, 150 jobs in Charlotte

Arrival electric van

Dec. 6. Arrival, a British-based global electric vehicle company, will establish a high voltage battery module assembly plant in Charlotte, adding 150 new jobs and investing $11.5 million in its new facility off Yorkmont Road.

The British company manufactures electric buses and vans, employing more than 1,200 people around the world. Since 2020, Arrival has made significant investments in Charlotte and the surrounding region, establishing its US headquarters in South End. It has an electric van assembly microfactory in Charlotte, and an electric bus assembly microfactory in Rock Hill.

Arrival electric van interior

The new plant will assemble Arrival’s proprietary battery modules that can be used in all of Arrival’s vehicles and offers customizability for customers to configure battery requirements according to their specific needs. The plant will employ 150 people, and most roles will serve as operators who assemble the battery modules. The average wage for all employees is $54,700.

Arrival will ramp up operations in advance of production starting in Rock Hill in the second quarter of next year.

In the last two years, companies such as Centene, Robinhood, and Credit Karma have announced new jobs and investment within the City of Charlotte creating new career opportunities in health care, customer service, finance, and technology.


One Response to “Arrival will add new plant, 150 jobs in Charlotte”

  1. Great news!

    Posted by Gail | December 6, 2021, 2:18 pm

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