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Navistar announced its NEXT eMobility business unit will be located in a new facility in Rochester Hills, Mich.

The building, which is about 30 miles north of Detroit, will serve as the technical lead location for NEXT and will include design, engineering and analysis of its electric vehicles and batteries.

“We look forward to joining this community as we create what will be the epicenter of everything that we do in electrification,” eMobility Vice President Gary Horvat said in a release.

Navistar eMobility Vice President Gary Horvat


The 19,000-square-foot facility will have about 50 employees focused on eMobility-specific engineering roles such as high-voltage systems, batteries, power electronics, electric-vehicle charging infrastructure, electric vehicle hardware and software integration, according to the Lisle, Ill.-based company.

Launched in October, NEXT is focused on delivering customized electrification solutions in the truck and school bus markets through its ‘4 Cs’ approach: consulting, charging, construction and connecting. Since its launch, the company has showcased its prototype electric medium-duty International eMV Series vehicle as well as its electric school bus at various U.S. trade shows. — Transport Topics

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