Tag: Tennessee

Jan 24, 2023 - 01:35 pm

Nissan invests in electric drive production in the USA

Nissan is planning a US$250 million investment in its Decherd engine plant in the US state of Tennessee to support the electrification of its product range, according to its CEO Makoto Uchida. This is apparently to increase the production of electric drives in the US.

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Dec 13, 2022 - 02:20 pm

VW to serve the US American market with more SUVs

Volkswagen’s new North American CEO, Pablo Di Si, has announced in an interview that he wants to set up his business unit more independently. He wants to more than double the market share by 2030 with new electric SUVs that are to be different from the European models.

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Dec 5, 2022 - 03:54 pm

Ultium Cells to expand battery factory in Spring Hill

Ultium Cells, the battery cell joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, is investing further money in its second plant in Spring Hill in the US state of Tennessee even before the start of operations in order to expand production capacities from the previously planned 35 GWh to 50 GWh per year.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 02:30 pm

LG Chem to build cathode plant in the USA

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has announced the construction of the largest factory for the production of cathode materials for electric car batteries on American soil. This will be built in Clarksville in the state of Tennessee with an investment of 3.2 billion US dollars.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 03:43 pm

Safe Impact Resistant Electrolyte (SAFIRE) to come to market

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has exclusively licensed Safire to produce its drop-in additive for Li-ion batteries that prevents explosions and fire from impact. Safire, formerly known as BTRY, plans to locate facilities in East Tennessee to commercialise the liquid-to-solid battery technology.

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Sep 26, 2022 - 01:14 pm

Ford & SK launch construction of BlueOval City

In the US state of Tennessee, construction work has begun on the first joint battery and electric car factory of Ford and SK On. A new all-electric pickup truck and batteries for electric vehicles from Ford and Lincoln are to be produced there from the planned opening in 2025.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 03:19 pm

Piedmont Lithium to process lithium hydroxide in the USA

Piedmont Lithium has announced the construction of a large lithium hydroxide processing plant in the USA. The facility is to be built in Etowah in the state of Tennessee and will produce 30,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year. The start of operations is planned for 2025.

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Jul 27, 2022 - 01:49 pm

Volkswagen kicks off production of the ID.4 in the USA

After months of pre-series production, Volkswagen has now built the first production model of the ID.4 for customer deliveries at its US plant in Chattanooga. In the course of the fourth quarter of 2022, production is to be ramped up to 7,000 cars per month.

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Jul 26, 2022 - 01:31 pm

US DoE to loan Ultium Cells $2.5 billion

The US Department of Energy has announced that it will provide a $2.5 billion loan to the battery joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Ultium Cells will use the money to finance the construction of new battery cell production facilities.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 12:34 pm

VW to begin ID.4 production in the USA early

VW plans to start series production of the ID.4 at its US plant in Chattanooga in July and to bring the vehicles to dealers in “significant quantities” from September. That would be several months earlier than previously planned.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 04:15 pm

VW considers building second plant in the USA

Volkswagen is considering the construction of a second plant in the USA. It could be built directly next to the current factory in Chattanooga. According to media reports, a battery cell plant in the area is also being considered. No decision has been made yet, but the move has been in the offing for months.

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Mar 22, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Production kicks off for the Cadillac Lyriq

Cadillac has started series production of its first electric model Lyriq in the USA at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. Currently, however, the electric SUV can no longer be ordered, as new orders will not be accepted until 19 May.

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Feb 14, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Toyota to invest in US manufacturing capacities

Toyota has announced an additional $90 million investment for two of its US American manufacturing facilities: Both the Toyota West Virginia plant, as well as the plant in Tennessee, will be upgraded for hybrid vehicle component production.

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Feb 9, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Tritium reveals location of US plant in Tennessee

Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has announced the construction of a manufacturing facility in the US state of Tennessee with up to six production lines to manufacture up to 10,000 Tritium DC chargers per year. President Joe Biden announced the Australian company’s US location.

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Jan 26, 2022 - 11:43 am

GM invests $6.6 billion to boost production capacities

General Motors has announced investments of 6.6 billion US dollars – around 5.8 billion euros – in the expansion of production capacities for electric vehicles and battery cells in Michigan. An existing vehicle plant will be extensively modernised and converted to electric cars, and a third cell production facility will also be built in Michigan.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 02:58 pm

Cadillac launches pre-series production of the Lyriq

Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. The first deliveries of the electric car are expected to take place “in a few months”.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 11:34 am

Ford & SKI to build 4 e-mobility plants in the USA

Ford has announced a massive expansion of its electric vehicle business. Together with battery partner SK Innovation (SKI), Ford will invest 11.4 billion US dollars in the construction of second new sites with assembly and battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2025.

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Aug 22, 2021 - 11:16 am

Chattanooga revs up for VW ID.4 mass production

In the USA, the first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga. These are used to test out the assembly process and all related components. Mass production is to start next year.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Rivian to install Waypoint chargers at all Tennessee Parks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a new deal with EV automaker Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks. The goal is to have charging stations available at all 56 state parks, depending on the availability of electricity.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 12:02 pm

GM invests in battery cell production in the USA

General Motors is planning to build a second plant in the US to manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles as part of its joint venture with LG. In response to a media report that GM was close to making a decision, the carmaker itself confirmed the plans.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Microvast to build plant and work with Oshkosh

Battery manufacturer Microvast has taken over an existing plant from Akebono and Bosch in Clarksville in the US state of Tennessee and is converting it to produce battery cells, modules and packs for EVs. Microvast has also announced a collaboration with Oshkosh Corporation.

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Feb 4, 2021 - 01:21 pm

Tennessee to launch statewide fast-charging network

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the state’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) aim to develop a statewide fast-charging network for electric vehicles. The interstate and major highways shall see a station every 50 miles.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 02:09 pm

GM plant in Spring Hill to go electric

General Motors is making its Spring Hill plant in the US state of Tennessee its third production facility for electric cars. The company plans to invest 2 billion US dollars in converting the plant. Among other models, the first electric Cadillac model Lyriq will be built in Spring Hill.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 12:56 pm

2,200 robots for automation at VW plants

Volkswagen is moving forward on automation at its electric vehicle plants. VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles divisions have ordered more than 2,200 new robots for the planned production of EVs at the German plants and the US plant in Chattanooga.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 11:05 am

VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/31/vw-considers-manufacturing-small-electric-suv-in-the-usa/
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