Volkswagen of America is in the pilot build phase of the $850 million expansion of its massive Chattanooga Assembly complex, where it will by mid-2022 begin producing localized versions of the ID4 electric compact crossover, in tandem with the internal combustion engine-powered unibody Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport crossovers it already builds.
Charging up Chattanooga
VW's massive Tennessee complex will by mid-2022 begin producing localized versions of the ID4 electric compact crossover.
The highly automated EV factory will take batteries from a plant across the state line in Georgia and transform them into either 82-kilowatt-hour or 64-kWh sealed battery packs, which will eventually be mated — at least initially — to ID4 bodies. The flexible plant will ultimately be capable of producing up to eight different electric vehicles at a rate of several hundred per shift, plant officials say.
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