Nikola To Move Battery Production From California To Arizona - What Does It Mean?

  • Nikola Corp NKLA said it is moving its battery manufacturing from Cypress, California, to its Arizona manufacturing facility.
  • The move will bring Nikola's truck assembly, fuel cell power module assembly, and battery module and pack production under one roof.
  • It also will include battery line automation to improve quality and increase efficiencies. 
  • The company intends to maintain manufacturing operations in Cypress through the end of Q2 2023 while it works through a transition plan.
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  • A battery engineering presence is expected to remain in California at a separate facility to focus on the development of Nikola's next-generation battery management system software and modules.
  • "This decision reinforces our commitment to finding ways to optimize our cost structure and create a sustainable business model," said CEO Michael Lohscheller.
  • The move is expected to be complete by the early third quarter.
  • Price Action: NKLA shares are trading higher by 0.86% at $2.53 on the last check Friday.
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