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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

VW to expand in Tennessee
  Tennessee officials along with Volkswagen announced Monday that Chattanooga will be home to the company’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America. The project represents an investment of $800 million by Volkswagen and the creation of 1,000 jobs in Tennessee. “The shift toward electric vehicles is a trend that can be seen worldwide, and Volkswagen’s decision to locate its first North American EV manufacturing facility in Chattanooga underscores Tennessee’s manufacturing strength and highly-skilled workforce,” Governor Bill Haslam said. The first Volkswagen electric vehicle will roll out in 2022. The VW brand has forecast it will sell 150,000 EVs by 2020 worldwide, increasing that number to 1 million by 2025. Volkswagen’s Chattanooga facility is situated on 1,400 acres. Tennessee ranks No. 1 in the nation for automobile manufacturing employment concentration. The state is also home to three major automotive assembly plants and more than 900 suppliers that operate in 88 of the state’s 95 counties.


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