Owners of a Pensacola hotel chain are looking at land in Century to build an electric vehicle assembly plant that could create 1,100 jobs within five years.

Project Green Leaf-which includes local hotel owners Jay and Nash Patel-may invest $23 million into an existing facility in Century’s industrial park, or buy 25 acres of land to build a plant to assemble electric vehicles.

As proposed, parts would be shipped from an electric car plant in France and assembled in Century. The vehicles would be sold here. MORE

Owners of a Pensacola hotel chain are looking at land in Century to build an electric vehicle assembly plant that could create 1,100 jobs within five years.

Project Green Leaf-which includes local hotel owners Jay and Nash Patel-may invest $23 million into an existing facility in Century’s industrial park, or buy 25 acres of land to build a plant to assemble electric vehicles.

As proposed, parts would be shipped from an electric car plant in France and assembled in Century. The vehicles would be sold here. MORE