Shyft to invest $16 million to expand Michigan plant and produce electric vehicles

Feb. 16, 2023
The Shyft Group is planning to expand production at its Charlotte, Michigan, facility, including purchasing new equipment and making improvements to its plants.

The Shyft Group is planning to expand production at its Charlotte, Michigan, facility, including purchasing new equipment and making improvements to its plants. The project, which will cost about $16 million, will allow the company to produce Blue Arc commercial electric vehicles. Shyft’s campus in Charlotte houses seven plants and produces a range of vehicles and automotive components. The investment will allow the company to manufacture up to 3,000 electric vehicles a year.

In a recent quote, Shyft President and CEO Daryl Adams said, “We’re extremely proud to invest in EV production here in our home state of Michigan where our company has been headquartered for nearly 50 years. We are thankful to be part of the Charlotte community and look forward to bringing the future of fleets to our operations there.”

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