Canoo, Defense Innovation Unit expand partnership

Canoo Technologies, an advanced mobility company, announced  expansion of partnership with U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to further develop New high-power battery pack.

The company says it has leveraged it advanced commercial battery and integration expertise to deliver to the Department of Defense partners a technologically advanced to the Department of Defense partners a technologically advanced battery pack that can be scaled for use on operational military platforms and will set the stage for standardization of energy dense lithium batteries for the U.S. Navy. 

This follows DIU’s testing and analysis of Canoo’s proprietary technology since February 2023.

Canoo’s proprietary battery system is modular and offers industry-leading performance features, supporting various military applications and configurations. 

Designed for flexibility, modularity, and compatibility, Canoo’s battery system is future proofed in its capability to incorporate the latest advancements of battery technology.  Canoo’s agreement with DIU will be instrumental in achieving strategic energy resilience.

Canoo has a battery module manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma, within the Cherokee Nation. 

In phase one, the new facility will create over 200 advanced manufacturing jobs. 

In addition, Canoo will be the first technology company to produce battery modules and packs primarily using hydro and wind power sources from the Grand River Dam Authority based in Oklahoma.

The DIU partnership expansion further validates Canoo’s technological and operational reliability as a select partner for some of the U.S. government’s most demanding projects, such as:  Delivering the Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the U.S. Army and supplying Crew Transportation Vehicles (CTVs) to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Artemis lunar landing missions.   

About Canoo 

Founded in 2017, Canoo is an American automotive startup based in Torrance, California, that develops and manufactures electric vehicles.

 The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with their pioneering technologies, unique design, and business model that spans multiple owners across the full lifecycle of the vehicle.

Further, it has designed a modular electric platform that is purpose-built to maximize the vehicle interior space and is customizable for all owners in the vehicle lifecycle, to support a wide range of business and consumer applications.

The company also plans to produce commercial electric vehicles such as vans for fleet, vehicle rental and ride sharing services.

Canoo has teams in California, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.