Romeo Power is a southern California company that designs and manufactures electric vehicle battery packs. Launched last year by tech innovators Michael Patterson and Porter Harris, the demand for its EV Battery packs continues to grow. To accommodate the growing demand, Romeo Power has expanded their manufacturing capabilities just outside of Los Angeles to the city of Vernon, Calif. Romeo Power is the first US company to manufacture battery packs for the electric vehicle markets in North America and Europe.
“Our new factory is a full service facility, encompassing research and development, engineering, testing and manufacturing under one roof. It will enable up to 8 GWh of energy storage production on a single shift and produce a high mix of customer solutions utilizing a common manufacturing recipe to unlock industry-leading production pricing,” said Mark Schwager, chief production officer of Romeo Power
The expansion supports the electric vehicle market as major auto manufacturers are introducing over 50 new electric vehicle models by 2020. The expansion also creates jobs in Southern California as Romeo Power is hiring an additional 200 manufacturing personnel in 2017. The new research & development team includes a world-class testing lab complete with extensive, vibe, shock, thermal cycling, high power cycling, safety testing and cell level characterization and testing. The company is engaged to design and produce for several tier 1 OEM’s. In all, Romeo Power expects to be at 1 GWh of capacity by the end of 2017 on a single shift and quadruple its capacity in 2018 and then double again by the end of 2019.