Autel Made in the USA Initiative FAQ's
Autel Enterprise Robotics EVO II Dual Made in the USA Initiative FAQ's
Q: Where in the US is the Autel EVO II being produced?
A: Bothell, Washington
Q: What percentage of the parts are made in the USA?
A: Over 75% of the EVO II Rugged Bundle is made and sourced from USA producers.
Q:What is the difference between “Assembled in the USA” vs “Made in the USA?”
A: Autel’s Bothell facility receives components (parts) from various suppliers such as components from Sony, FLIR, (among other components). These parts are soldered, screwed, connected, assembled, calibrated, tested, and packaged in the USA. “Assembled in the USA” is essentially a means of expressing a kit form-build that is shipped (often from China) and assembled in the USA. “Assembled in the USA” may not meet the Customs substantial transformation standards for determining the origins of a US Origin product.
Q: Which components are being produced in the USA?
A: Most components are from the US. The airframe, batteries, and remotes are imported and undergo further production operations in the USA to make the EVO II Dual. Suppliers such as FLIR, GPC, FoxFury, TacSwan, Pix4D, etc. are all components in the Rugged Bundle.
Q: Is Autel Chinese owned?
A: Autel is owned by US citizens and Chinese nationals.
Q: Is the EVO II DUAL on the approved list of drones for the US Govt. since the EVO II Dual is produced in the USA?
A: No. Autel did not have opportunity to participate in the Blue selection process given release cycles and evaluation window.
Q: Will the bills in the House and Senate currently impact Autel?
A: All Autel products manufactured in the USA are currently compliant with proposed changes in US law.
Q: Are there plans for Autel to further increase their focus on US sourced products?
A: Autel is working towards being a USA-only brand.
Q: Will the EVO II Dual qualify for US Made RFP's for US Products since it is labeled Made In the USA with foreign and domestic parts and labor?
Q: Will municipal and or federal government agencies require documentation on our EVO II Dual Made In USA claims to qualify for purchasing?
A: Perhaps. If documentation is required, contact Drone-Works at [email protected] or (607) 239-9119 for further information.
Q: Is Autel Enterprise a different company from Autel Robotics USA?
A: Autel Enterprise is the brand of products focused on Public Sector and Enterprise customers in the USA.
Q: How do I order the EVO II Dual?
A: Drone-Works is an Authorized Autel Enterprise Robotics Reseller and a great resource for Autel products. Visit Drone-Works at www.drone-works.com or contact Drone-Works at [email protected] or (607) 239-9119
Q: Will all of my data be safe with the EVO II Dual?
A: Data is safe with Autel products. Our products do not rely on LTE, do not connect to servers, and may be operated either without mobile devices, connectivity, or in Airplane modes once local maps are downloaded. Autel has no servers outside of Houston, TX, where users are able to determine if their logs will be stored or not, and at no time are photos, videos, EMEI, or other data transmitted to the Houston, TX servers. Autel does not have access to user data. In other words, user data remains within user control at all times. Contact Drone-Works at [email protected] or (607) 239-9119 if further detail is required.
Q: Will I be able to use my Made in The USA EVO II Dual for my department if there is a ban on Chinese made drones?
A: The Autel EVO II Dual is made in the USA of foreign and domestic components at labor. Contact Drone-Works at [email protected] or (607) 239-9119 if further detail is required.
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