Photo: Battle Motors
20220316 Bm Grille 1080x

Battle Motors accelerates EV expansion

June 21, 2022
The electric truck manufacturer announced it was on track to almost double the size of its New Philadelphia, Ohio, factory by the end of 2023.

Amid strong demand for heavy-duty vehicles, Battle Motors recently announced it would dramatically expand its existing production facility. The manufacturer of electric refuse, recycling, delivery, and other service electric trucks announced June 17 it would almost double the size of its existing factory by the end of 2023.

According to a company statement, Battle Motors increased the size of its New Philadelphia, Ohio, factory from 150,000 square feet to 325,000 square feet last year and “nearly tripled” its workforce. Now, the company says it plans to expand it again to 625,000 square feet by the end of next year.

See also: Leveraging BEV benefits on urban routes

The expansion is in progress. When Battle Motors announced it would add four new senior executives in March 15, it added that the factory was on its way to reaching 500,000 square feet.

The third plant expansion for the automaker has been in the works for some time. A 2021 profile of Battle Motors CTO Nick Sampson in IndustryWeek, FleetOwner's sister publication, noted the company already had plans to triple the size of the factory Battle Motors acquired when it purchased Crane Carrier early last year.

“It’s one thing to make a pretty-looking prototype,” Sampson told IW at the time. “It’s another thing to be able to produce things in volume and build factories and facilities and all that it takes to be in volume production.”

This article originally appeared on IndustryWeek, FleetOwner's sister publication and part of Endeavor Business Media. 

About the Author

Commercial Vehicle Staff

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...