Automotive & EV

Automotive & EV


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Automotive and electric vehicle manufacturing in the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley region is the second-most active automotive manufacturing region in the United States with over $8.2 billion invested in the seven-state area. Home to five OEM facilities including General Motors, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and the Mazda-Toyota joint venture in Huntsville, Alabama, the Valley provides endless opportunities for automotive suppliers including those in electric vehicle-related manufacturing.


Electrifying Wins

Since 2018, electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plants and EV battery and parts suppliers have chosen to locate in the Valley, taking advantage of our central location in the Southern Automotive Alley. These companies are primed for their own success, all while creating new opportunities for additional investors within the supply chain.

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Ford plans to make the largest ever U.S. investment in electric vehicles at one time by any automotive manufacturer and, together with its partner, SK Innovation, plans to invest $11.4 billion and create nearly 11,000 new jobs at the Tennessee and Kentucky mega-sites, strengthening local communities and building on Ford’s position as America’s leading employer of hourly autoworkers. Executive Chair Bill Ford pictured.

EV and Automotive Workforce

The Tennessee Valley Region is home to the second most active automotive manufacturing region in the United States.  The region’s talent base includes:

  • More than 190,000 workers employed in transportation-related manufacturing, a 40% increase since 2010
  • 14% growth year in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities 
  • Competitive wage rates that are 6% lower than U.S. average in transportation manufacturing

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Automotive Corridor


EV Automotive Assembly and EV Battery Facilities in the Valley


Recent EV Announcements in the Southeast US


Tennessee Valley Fast Charging Network