Volkswagen on Monday confirmed the location of its: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rather than building a new factory, VW will launch an $800 million expansion of its existing Chattanooga plant, which currently builds the Passat and Atlas, will allow VW to build future EVs on the company’s .
The first EV to be built in Chattanooga will be thewhich will roll off the line of the Chattanooga plant in 2022. VW also plans to sell the , a modern-day interpretation of the classic microbus, in North America. VW plans to sell 1 million electric cars globally by 2025, and plans to open eight MEB production locations globally by 2022.
“The US is one of the most important locations for us and producing electric cars in Chattanooga is a key part of our growth strategy in North America,” Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO, said in a statement.
The first VW electric car to launch on the MEB platform will be the, which is roughly Golf-sized. It’ll start production in Germany by the end of this year, but will not be sold in the US.