Be advised we think we found out who Canoo is using to contract manufacture the MPDV.
INTEL suggests it’s [Metalsa](https://www.metalsa.com/global-presence) a Global Tier 1 automotive manufacturer and with a factory located in Hopkinsville, KY and announced an [expansion March 11th.](https://www.wkdzradio.com/2021/03/11/hopkinsville-metalsa-location-announces-expansion/) That particular factory makes battery operated EVs. [Canoo has a registered a foreign corporate entity in KY](https://u.teknik.io/Ru32w.PNG) and their [director of launch quality](https://www.wkdzradio.com/2021/03/11/hopkinsville-metalsa-location-announces-expansion/) has a lot of automotive experience with ford in KY. Additionally, Metalsa is working [with another EV startup ](https://www.globenewswire.com/fr/news-release/2020/08/18/2080119/0/en/Xos-Trucks-Raises-20-Million-Partners-with-Tier-1-Automotive-Supplier-Metalsa.html) which is a startup “La based mobility company” (sound familiar) that does larger trucks. Canoo recently mentioned doing an even larger MPDV platform. They also mentioned working with medium/heavy oems in their 10k.
Obviously this isn’t confirmed but with the [6 percent that Magna demanded from Fisker,](https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/auto-supplier-magna-will-take-a-6percent-stake-in-fisker-and-build-the-electric-car-startups-first-vehicle-the-dollar37499-ocean-suv/ar-BB1a3IpW) I doubt that Tony would accept such terms…
Seems like the [the perfect people to manufacture a electric vehicle skateboard to me](https://u.teknik.io/m8DIr.PNG).
Also worth noting, Canoo does not have a business registered yet in Texas called “Canoo”. Nothing crazy here about that they have an office there and everything.
Also worth noting that the address registered to Canoo is 4 miles away from that factory.
Yet again WSB might be dabbing hard on the Tech Press.
What are your questions?
/u/thenightowlf made the link between KY and Metalsa.