The Japanese automaker will also offer permanent jobs to 1,400 employees currently working there through Kelly Services, as well as to all future employees.
Envision AESC was one of the industry's first EV battery producers. Now it's committing $2 billion to boost its U.S. market presence.
The expansion, if it goes ahead, would give Tesla EV-dedicated production capacity in the world's largest auto market on a par with more established brands in China.
The new EVs — one a Nissan model and the other an Infiniti — have a sedan-like profile with a sloping roofline and new headlight and taillight designs. Product details were not revealed.
Automakers and battery companies are spending unprecedented sums of money as they build out North America's EV supply chain.