Volkswagen of America plans to build a plant near its factory in Chattanooga, with the aim of build batteries for its future line of electric cars.
The announcement was made during a groundbreaking ceremony for plant expansion in Chattanooga, which has allocated $ 800 million investment to produce electric cars based on the platform Volkswagen MEB. At the moment the company is engaged in production of models such as Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport and Passat.
Under the assumptions, the company will open an additional approximately 1,000 jobs. Volkswagen plans to assemble cars with internal combustion engines and battery cars on the same Assembly line.
VW is going to start producing the compact crossover ID4 in Chattanooga in 2022-m. it is Assumed that sales of ID4 in America will begin in late 2020, but the first production model will be implemented at the plant in Zwickau, Germany.
Cell battery for the model of ID4 and the subsequent of electric cars that will be assembled in Chattanooga, will go with the new company SK Innovation in Commerce, Georgia, the erection of which was spent 1.7 billion dollars.
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