Damon Motors plans huge Surrey BC plantClick image to enlarge

A BC motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to open a plant in Surrey BC dedicated to building electric motorcycles.

Damon Motors says it will be opening the 110,000 sq. ft. cleantech facility to develop and manufacture the company’s HyperSport high-performance electric motorbikes. The HyperSport can reach speeds of 321 kph and has a range of more than 300 km between charges, according to a Global News story.

Damon Motors says the plant will create around 800 new jobs by 2025.

“This is the best place for Damon to build out its production line of motorcycles,” said company CEO and founder Jay Giraud. “It has a lot to do with the municipal and provincial support but also the depth of cleantech manufacturing talent that’s been growing in Vancouver and Surrey for 40 years.”

Watch the news report.

Photo: Damon Motors

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