The cabinet, which was involved in the conclusion of this deal, had previously promised VDL Nedcar that it would be actively involved in preserving the factory and employment. To this end, the cabinet continued its close contacts with VDL Nedcar and other parties involved, and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) was intensively involved in the acquisition process for new client(s). According to VDL Nedcar, the new order will not affect BMW's order, which production will stop at the end of 2023 in Born.
Canoe, based in California, will "bring the most space-efficient electric vehicle to market, pick-ups, minibuses and vans with a large load capacity on a small footprint." The model, called Lifestyle Vehicle, that VDL Nedcar will produce for Canoo, is the first vehicle that the startup will bring into production. Canoo also announced today that it will build its own new car factory in America.
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