The Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations LLC plant is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, about 214 kilometers southeast of Nashville. The facility has a total area of 5,600,000 square meters. In 2015 the plant was expanded by 62,225 square meters, adding space to body and assembly shops and pilot hall. In January 2019, Volkswagen Chattanooga was announced as Volkswagen’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles. The Company broke ground on the expansion in November 2019, and the expansion is currently under construction.