Lightship, America’s first all-electric RV company, today announced it signed a lease agreement on a 32,000 square-foot facility in Broomfield, Colorado. The space will house the company’s pilot manufacturing operations for the Lightship L1, an aerodynamic, solar and battery-powered travel trailer, to meet high demand following its launch in March.
The newly constructed building developed by McWhinney is located within the Baseline Innovation District, and Lightship is expected to move in and begin operations in 2024. The company projects it will add dozens of jobs in high-tech manufacturing and clean technology as it ramps up production.
“This is a big milestone for Lightship and a steppingstone to ultimately producing thousands of vehicles in the future and helping to introduce electrification to a pastime enjoyed by millions of American families,” said Toby Kraus, Lightship Co-Founder and CEO. “I grew up in Colorado and am thrilled for Lightship to set up its first production facility and contribute to the growing ecosystem of climate tech and hardware manufacturing in my home state.”
Broomfield is an up-and-coming innovation hub with access to a strong labor pool in Denver, Boulder and surrounding areas. The new site will expand Lightship’s Colorado and California operations and represents a key indicator of the company’s projected growth as it ramps up large-scale production.
“We’re excited to open this new facility and grow the team that will build our first product, an RV that is safe, reliable and built to last,” says Hayley Cashdollar, Head of Manufacturing at Lightship. “Lightship will be recruiting for a production team of associates, technicians, engineers and more to deliver our all-electric, aerodynamic travel trailer to enhance the outdoor travel experience.”