Damon to Bring Electric Motorcycle Manufacturing to Surrey, BC
With intention to start production of its flagship Hypersport electric motorcycle, Damon Motors selects Surrey location for manufacturing plant with promise of 800 local jobs
Damon Motors, the young Canadian all-electric motorcycle company, announces that it will build a new 110,000 square foot cleantech manufacturing and research and development center in Surrey, British Columbia. The plant is expected to open and start production by October 2022.
Damon is teaming up with Bosa Properties, a subsidiary of Bosa Commercial, a Vancouver-based real estate developer, to build the plant, which will serve as the prime location for the first production of its flagship HyperSport battery electric motorcycle. For the past two years, the Vancouver-based company has visited prototypes of its motorcycle at shows and events across North America to spark consumer interest along the way, but failed to still started production.
The plant’s announcement comes just after Damon Motors surpassed $ 40 million in orders for its Hypersport bike. In June, the company said Autonomy Electric Canada, in an exclusive interview, that his pre-order levels were around $ 24 million at the time.
Damon says Hypersport will be “the smartest, safest all-electric motorcycle in the world.” Its technological features include a hyperdrive powertrain, an advanced warning system called “CoPilot” and two driving modes that can change the pilot’s position between “sport” and “commuter” mode when in motion.
âAs Damon accelerates a clean energy future with our electric vehicles, we are also introducing a cleaner, industry-leading manufacturing process,â said Jay Giraud, co-founder and CEO of Damon Motors in the release. company press.
âWe are thrilled to be producing our highly anticipated HyperSport motorcycles hereâ¦ and we look forward to this world-class facility providing the safest and cleanest high-tech motorcycles on the market. “
Over 800 jobs
Damon’s new facility is expected to create more than 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs and more than 500 high-tech office jobs by 2025, with total annual salaries exceeding $ 62 million.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum sees British Columbia as a growing electric vehicle hotspot and says, âThe arrival of the Damon Motors manufacturing facility puts Surrey at the heart of the matter.
âWe are honored that Damon has chosen Surrey as their production headquarters and are proud to welcome this dynamic and innovative young company to our city,â McCallum said in a press release.
John Martin, Vice President of Bosa Commercial also adds, âWe are proud to partner with such an exciting new venture to bring this site to life and generate new green jobs in our region. This success from a local startup is a source of great pride for British Columbians, and we are thrilled to be part of the strategy to keep Damon Motors thriving here at home.
Damon motorcycles cost between US $ 17,000 and US $ 40,000. Giraud has already said Electric autonomy that the company aims to make its first deliveries by 2023.