Scout Motors Revs Up Innovation with New R&D Center

Michigan’s EV Hub Welcomes Scout Motors’ New Scout Innovation Center

Scout Motors, the brainchild behind a new generation of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs, announced today the establishment of its “Scout Innovation Center” in Novi, Michigan. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the central hub for Scout’s growing Product, Design, and Engineering teams, alongside cross-functional support personnel.

“Our goal is to honor Scout’s legacy of hard work and ingenuity by creating a new era of iconic, all-purpose electric vehicles,” stated Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Scout Motors. “Michigan’s deep automotive roots, commitment to innovation, and talent pool make it the ideal location for our Innovation Center, where we’ll bring these vehicles to life.”

Michigan is at the forefront of the global EV/mobility race, boasting increased manufacturing capacity, R&D investments, and holding the top spot for mobility-related patents in the US. Last year, the state secured over $14 billion in investments for electric vehicles and batteries while simultaneously developing programs to train and empower the next generation of EV/mobility specialists.

“Michigan is thrilled to welcome Scout Motors’ new R&D facility, creating 200 high-paying engineering jobs,” stated Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This investment reinforces Michigan’s position as the prime location for automotive companies, from R&D to manufacturing.”

The Scout Innovation Center benefits from a performance-based grant awarded by the Michigan Business Development Program.

“We’re excited to welcome Scout Motors to Michigan as we solidify our leadership in future mobility and electrification,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “This R&D investment exemplifies the type of initiatives that propel Michigan forward through our ‘Make It In Michigan’ strategy.”

Scout Motors’ trucks and rugged SUVs will leverage a newly designed all-electric platform, specifically engineered for exceptional off-road capabilities. Ground clearance, approach angles, robust axles, payload capacity, all-electric range, and cutting-edge digital features are all key areas of focus.

Since its inception in 2022, Scout Motors has rapidly grown its workforce, now boasting nearly 300 employees. To explore current career opportunities, visit the Scout Motors careers page.

JLL, led by Vice Chairman Greg Lubar and Executive Managing Director Matt Jackson, facilitated site selection and coordinated efforts with the State of Michigan.

For further information about Scout Motors, visit their website at


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