Tennessee is a powerhouse state for EV production, further solidified by the announcement that a battery plant is planned for the state.

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KNOXVILLE, TN, April 16, 2021The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council congratulates state business development officials and the Spring Hill community on the announcement of the Ultium Cells plant.

“This further positions Tennessee as a national leader in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, a priority for Governor Lee and the state’s ECD commissioner,” Cortney Piper, executive director of TAEBC, said. “Ultium Cells, the battery venture between LG and GM, is such a natural fit for the state because we have the infrastructure, the workforce and the leadership to help the plant open and hire from the workforce. Auto manufacturers such as Volkswagen, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota know about the resources and potential our state has in advanced energy. We’re thrilled to see partners like LG work with existing manufacturers like GM to bring this facility to Spring Hill. It’s yet another win for the state’s advanced energy community, which we at TAEBC celebrate and support. The Ultium Announcement comes as the country as a whole is working to be the worldwide leader in EVs. Tennessee is a crucial component of that effort.”

About Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

TAEBC champions advanced energy as an economic development and job creation strategy. Advanced energy is technology neutral and includes electricity and transportation. Anything that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure or more efficient is in the tent. No other entity in the state concentrates specifically on this robust sector. We educate public officials and business leaders about Tennessee’s advanced energy economy, establish strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and inform policy that expands and strengthens the industry. For more information, visit: https://tnadvancedenergy.com/

TAEBC is also part of a growing national coalition of cleantech companies and organizations representing business, labor, and startup innovation calling for the Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP)‘s $150 billion federal stimulus proposal that urges Congress to make investments in the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including $25 billion for electric and zero emissions vehicles and related supply chain development, $85 billion for EV charging and infrastructure, $25 billion for zero emissions public transit, active transit and safe streets, $12.5 billion for workforce development, safety and job training, and $2.5 billion in innovation ecosystems for cleantech startups and related small businesses.