Pilot car manufacturer Pilot Motors is planning to begin deliveries in the state in late 2018, according to a release from the company.
The announcement comes as the state is seeking a $20 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the company’s development of a fleet of electric vehicles.
The company will begin delivery of its first vehicle, a pilot vehicle, in early 2019, and plans to deliver the second vehicle, an all-electric SUV, in 2021, according the release.
The release does not specify the price or location of the vehicles, but said the first vehicle will have a price tag of $21,900.
The statement did not address how the vehicle would be equipped with lithium-ion batteries or what the company would offer as a discount.
The new program, which is being funded by the U:P.
and Texas State Fair, was announced at the Texas State Legislature last month and has the backing of Gov.
The state will have an estimated 1,500 electric vehicles on its roads by 2023, according a recent report by the Texas Transportation Institute.