Industry Opportunities

Imperial Valley's diverse economy, regional workforce and strategic location for international business bring unique opportunities for manufacturers, including lithium battery manufacturing for electric vehicles.

Battery Manufacturing

In Apirl 2022, Statevolt founder Lars Carlstrom announced a partnership with an Imperial Valley geothermal and lithium extraction company.

Statevolt will utilize locally sourced lithium from Controlled Thermal Resources for a battery manufacturing plant to be located in Calipatria.

The $4 billion gigafactory is estimated to be one of the largest in the U.S., producing 54 gigawatts per hour and the capacity to serve of 650,000 electric vehicles per year.