Electric vehicle manufacturing company Envirotech Vehicles has been granted a manufacturing license from the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, making the company the only licensed automotive manufacturer in the state.
In February, Envirotech Vehicles announced that it had purchased a 580,000- SF manufacturing facility, located at 1425 Ohlendorf Road in Osceola in northeastern Arkansas. The company intends to initially utilize the plant to handle the final outfitting and shipment of its imported vehicles while simultaneously converting the plant into a full manufacturing operation. Hiring for the facility will commence immediately and is expected to create more than 800 jobs as well as additional indirect jobs in Mississippi County.
“Receiving this license brings us one step closer to our goal of establishing a manufacturing facility for our best-in-class fleet of electric trucks and vans right here in the United States, and we are proud to be blazing the trail as the first licensed auto manufacturer in the state,” said Envirotech CEO Phillip Oldridge. “Moreover, as we look to staff the facility to efficiently ramp our manufacturing operations, we are pleased to be providing an influx of jobs to Mississippi County and look forward to benefiting from the experience and expertise of the local workforce.”