Production of Volkswagen’s first American-built electric vehicle has kicked off in Tennessee, with the automaker announcing plans to bump production at the factory to 7,000 cars per month, reports the Associated Press. The Chattanooga factory, which employs more than 4,000 people, will mainly rely on North American parts for assembly, with theContinue Reading

Ford Motors announced new plans to convert three existing plants to build new electric vehicle and gas-powered models, a move which the company says will create nearly 6,200 new jobs across Michigan, Ohio and Missouri, reports CNBC. In addition to the facility upgrades and new positions, Ford says nearly 3,000 temporaryContinue Reading

The Department of Energy is giving a $107 million conditional commitment loan to Syrah Technologies, the operator of a plant in Vidalia, Louisiana which produces natural graphite-based active anode material crucial for manufacturing batteries, reports Canary Media. Unlike previous loans by the DOE meant to aid research and development, Syrah TechnologiesContinue Reading

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new electric battery vehicle factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama which will create up to 600 new jobs while boosting supply of lithium-ion batteries needed to manufacture the car company’s two new EV models, according to the Associated Press.  “Mercedes-Benz will expand its partnerships with the world’s leading batteryContinue Reading

Popularity of electric vehicles continues to grow at an incredible rate, with global sales of electric vehicles rising 81% in 2021, reports Utility Dive. The pace of electric vehicle growth is happening quicker than originally predicted, with experts now expecting EV sales to account for 20-30% of car sales in theContinue Reading