Global electric vehicle company Ideanomics on April 7 announced plans to open a state-of-the-art EV Experience Center in Harrison.
The 48,500-square-foot facility, expected to be operational by the end of 2022, will support product development and production and will include 4,000 square feet of showroom space. The company did not disclose the purchase price of the site.
The New York-based company said the new facility is expected to bring between 75 and 100 jobs to the area in executive leadership, commercial development, energy services, engineering, supply chain and logistics.
The experience center will be an immersive environment showcasing the company’s commercial electrification solutions, including WAVE, Solectrac, U.S. Hybrid and Ideanomics’ investments in Energica and PEA. The facility will also promote education and advocacy of electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles to commercial fleet operators.
“We are pleased to announce our first EV Experience Center in New Jersey, which will open by the end of 2022,” Alf Poor, Ideanomics chief executive officer, said in a statement. “The new facility will increase our ability to manufacture and showcase industry-leading products. As part of Ideanomics’ continued commitment to accelerating commercial electrification, we are meeting the increasing market demand and the needs of our customers and operating companies by continuing to grow with them.”
In an effort to become a vertically integrated organization, Ideanomics has acquired more than $600 million worth of industry-leading companies in 2021 that offer a range of electrification solutions, including its recent acquisition of Energica Motor Co. It also offers fleet operators financial and management support to migrate to battery-electric vehicles.