Volkswagen 'Actively' Exploring US EV Plant
June 10, 2022—Volkswagen is looking into the building a new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility somewhere in the U.S.
According to a report from CNBC, Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh said the automaker is "actively in the process of looking at another production" in addition to its current Tennessee plant. Keogh did not say where the potential plant might be located.
CNBC's interview with Keogh came following the grand opening of VW's EV battery lab in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The $22-million, 32,000-square-foot facility "will test and optimize batteries for electric vehicles for the U.S. market."
To date, Volkswagen has committed $7.1 billion to electrification efforts in North America.