Uber has acquired a small engine warehouse in Michigan that will be used for building the upcoming W16 engines for its new fleet of vehicles, according to the company.
The W16 Engine warehouse is located on a 40-acre site on the outskirts of Flint, Michigan, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.
In a statement released Thursday, Uber said the facility will “provide an unparalleled opportunity to manufacture and test new engines for our vehicles in-house, while working with the world’s largest automotive supplier, GM.”
The warehouse will house the company’s new batch of engines, which the company says will be “the most powerful, fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly engines on the market.”
“We’re proud to be building this new facility, and it’s part of our long-term strategy to provide our customers with the most competitive and efficient engine manufacturing,” said Adam Collings, general manager of the Detroit-based company.