Volkswagen has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will be the North American base for its upcoming Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) electric vehicles. The plant will undergo $800 million in upgrades, creating about 1,000 jobs at the plant, and be operational by 2022. The Chattanooga plant joins seven other VW plants globally hosting the MEB platform.
The first of VW’s dedicated EV facilities will be in Zwickau, Germany, and will begin production by the end of this year. EV production at other facilities already operational will open in 2020 and 2022 with the goal of having all eight operational by 2022 and production reaching a million electric cars by 2025.
The Chattanooga plant will begin with production of the planned ID Crozz SUV concept, shown at the Detroit show last year. More details are found in the press release here.