Canoo plans vehicle delivery to Oklahoma

A Canoo Lifestyles vehicle is shown, Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Canoo car manufacturing plant in Bentonville.  (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)
A Canoo Lifestyles vehicle is shown, Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Canoo car manufacturing plant in Bentonville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)

Electric-vehicle maker Canoo Inc. has not yet delivered its vehicles to the State of Oklahoma but plans are for the state's Office of Management and Enterprise Services to buy and take possession of three vehicles this year.

In response to emailed questions, a spokesman for Oklahoma's Office of Management and Enterprise Services said late Wednesday the state had not purchased or received any Canoo vehicles. Canoo did not respond Thursday to a request for comment.

Earlier this week in a news release, Canoo said it was "delivering its first Made in Oklahoma electric vehicles to the state of Oklahoma." Several media outlets, including Reuters and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, reported Canoo had delivered the vehicles.

On Tuesday, during a conference call to discuss its third quarter earnings, Canoo President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Aquila said Canoo "would be delivering our first batch of ... electric vehicles to the state of Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services under an agreement to sell up to 1,000 vehicles."

The company on Thursday said it signed a contract with Los Angeles-based Prime Time Shuttle for delivery of up to 550 electric vehicles.