TUCSON, TZ – Sion Power, a company dedicated to the technological development of next-generation batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced plans to expand its current manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.
The planned site for the expansion is a 111,400-square-foot building located at 6950 S. Country Club Rd. Country Club Rd. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2026 and create more than 150 jobs.
The Arizona Commerce Authority, reported that the new jobs will be primarily engineering, skilled technicians and other manufacturing-related positions; in addition, the overall economic impact of the expansion is $341 million over the next five years.
Sion Power’s headquarters will remain at its nearby location at 2900 E. Elvira Rd, doubling its presence in the state.
Sion Power chose the expansion because of its rich history, access and availability of qualified, quality employees in the Tucson community. Currently, Sion Power has more than 100 employees and is expanding its ultra-high-energy, lithium-metal-based Licerion battery.
Sion Power’s expanded facility will be equipped with fully automated battery cell production capabilities, including in-house lithium-metal anode manufacturing, cell assembly and testing.
The critical component of the company’s battery is the proprietary anode technology, which is a key differentiator and enabler within the next-generation rechargeable battery market and is capable of delivering up to 500 Wh/kg.
Project partners include the Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, the City of Tucson and Sun Corridor Inc. Potential incentives from the City of Tucson are under consideration and subject to final City Council approval.
Sion Power’s expansion highlights the growth of the state’s battery industry and supply chain. In recent years, battery companies such as American Battery Factory, Li-Cycle and KORE Power have announced or started operations throughout the state.