Govin Ranganathan has moved from his job as head of logistics at US electric vehicle start up, Nio, to take up a new role as director of logistics, materials and transportation at EV maker Canoo. 


Canoo, which like Nio is headquartered in California, will release its first Lifestyle light vehicle next year and has plans to make commercial EVs for vehicle rental and ride-sharing services. 

Ranganathan said he was excited to have joined Canoo on its mission to bring affordable, purpose-built EVs to the consumer. 

“I am also thankful to be able to continue my journey in green transportation and sustainability, working alongside [an] amazing group of dediated and innovative Canooers,” he said on LinkedIn.

Ranganathan has more than 20 years’ experience in designing, implementing and optimising production, logistics and supply chain operations, including for Fiat Chrysler and Tesla. He specialises manufacturing and logistics, lean manufacturing, and passenger vehicle/factory launches.

*Canoo recently announced that VDL Nedcar will be its contract manufacturer while it builds its ‘mega microfactory’ facility in the US state of Oklahoma. VDL Nedcar is based in the Netherlands and will manufacture vehicles for the US and EU markets until Canoo’s US facility is complete.