VW Chattanooga EV production is getting underway.
The German carmaker is targeting 7,000 ID.4 electric vehicles rolling off the line by Q4 of this year.
And that’s great news. Because leading dealers like Ontario VW have long ID.4 waiting lists.
High gas prices are one thing impacting ID.4 demand. But the fact that the ID.4 is an electric vehicle that’s affordable is also a leading factor.
Just Beginning – VW Chattanooga EV Production
And the ID.4 is the start of something big for the Euro brand here in the United States.
Because VW Chattanooga EV Production is planning to roll more vehicles off its line. And that’s in addition to the ID.4.
So in 2024 Volkswagen has plans to be making a fastback sedan EV in Chattanooga. Plus the ID.Buzz electric microbus in that same year.
Then by 2026, VW is planning to add more SUVs to the line. And then by 2030 VW plans to have 55 percent of all Chattanooga production being EVs.
Significant US Investments By VW And Suppliers
Volkswagen is already employing more than 4,000 people at its Chattanooga location. Yet it’s actively adding 1,000 more workers.
And the start of production marks an $800 million investment from VW into the Tenessee location.
Supplier Jobs And Investments
Moreover, suppliers supporting VW’s Chattanooga EV line have invested $2.7 billion throughout North America. Plus those suppliers are creating more than 3,000 jobs.
In fact, Volkswagen is sourcing components for the ID.4 mainly from North America. And that includes US states; Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Kentucky and North Carolina.