Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Aug. 06, 2021
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2021  
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 State Or Province CA  
Entity Address, Address Line One 19951 Mariner Avenue  
Entity Address, City or Town Torrance  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90503  
City Area Code 424  
Local Phone Number 271-2144  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share  
Trading Symbol GOEV  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   237,491,189
Entity Central Index Key 0001750153  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false