Alexander: TVA Region to Be National Leader in Manufacturing Electric Cars

Posted on January 14, 2019

MARYVILLE, Tenn., January 14, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after Chattanooga was selected as Volkswagen’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America:

“I’ve thought for a while that the TVA region could be a national leader in manufacturing electric cars. Today’s announcement by Volkswagen that it has selected Chattanooga as its first North American manufacturing facility for electric vehicle production will create 1,000 new, good-paying jobs for Tennesseans and is yet another success story for our state’s auto industry. Tennessee’s workforce, central location, our right-to-work law, our top-notch roads, and our state leadership have all contributed to Tennessee’s ability to create and expand good paying automotive jobs. Congratulations to Governor Haslam on this exciting announcement for our state.”

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Lamar Alexander is the senior senator from Tennessee, and he serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. For his full biography, click here.