Damon Motors, Canada’s first high-performance, all-electric motorbike developer and manufacturer, is breaking ground today in Surrey, British Columbia on a cleantech manufacturing and research and development facility. By 2025, the company expects to bring over 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs and over 500 high-tech office jobs to the area, with a total annual salary of more than $62 million.
“Clean energy is at the centre of Surrey’s growth and innovation, and that is why today’s announcement is so exciting,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Our city is already leading the way in electrical vehicle ownership and charging infrastructure, so it makes good sense for Damon Motors to plant roots here. In addition to adding more than 800 new local jobs to our economy, this facility will be a catalyst in advancing Surrey’s cleantech growth. It is fitting to say the least that Surrey has been chosen for this new site.”
“The City of Surrey shares our commitment for a clean energy future, making it the perfect place to begin production of our HyperSport motorcycles,” said Jay Giraud, co-founder & CEO, Damon Motors. “Surrey has welcomed us with open arms and we look forward to continue to innovate and further solidify both Damon and Surrey as cleantech leaders in the electric vehicle industry and beyond.”
The City of Surrey played a vital role in expediting permits to let them open and start production by October 2022, with $40 million in global preorders for their flagship HyperSport and a firm timeframe for order fulfilment. Damon’s EV Centre of Excellence will be a state-of-the-art 110,000 sq ft facility, and their technology will be a first-of-its-kind in the electric motorbike industry, employing sensor fusion, robotics, and artificial intelligence to improve rider safety and keep them linked to their environment.