- Overall plant expansion in Chattanooga brings $800 million investment
- Volkswagen creates 1,000 new jobs
- Production of an electric-only Volkswagen ID. model starts in 2022
- Volkswagen also announces new battery pack assembly facility
Volkswagen breaks ground on expansion for electric vehicle production in United States
Volkswagen of America marked the start of construction for its electric vehicle production facility. The Chattanooga site, where production begins in 2022, will be Volkswagen's North American assembly base for electric vehicles on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). The company also announced it intends to build a plant for the assembly of battery packs for EVs at the Chattanooga site.