Volkswagen Breaks Ground in Tennessee

By Staff Writer November 15, 2019

Volkswagen of America has marked the start of construction for its electric vehicle production facility in Chattanooga. The site, when production begins in 2022, will be Volkswagen’s North American assembly base for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen Group of America executives joined Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee; Germany Ambassador to the U.S., Emily Haber: plant leaders, production employees and community leaders at the plant for the groundbreaking.

Volkswagen’s investment of about $800 million in the facility will add about 1,000 jobs. The expansion of the plant includes a 564,000-square-foot addition to the body shop. Volkswagen will build both internal combustion engine vehicles as well as battery electric vehicles on the same assembly line.

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