Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
May 03, 2022
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2022  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-38824  
Entity Registrant Name CANOO INC  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 83-1476189  
Entity Address, Address Line One 19951 Mariner Avenue  
Entity Address, City or Town Torrance  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90503  
City Area Code 424  
Local Phone Number 271-2144  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   240,414,269
Entity Central Index Key 0001750153  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2022  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Common stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share  
Trading Symbol GOEV  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share  
Trading Symbol GOEVW  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ