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Electric Transportation Ecosystem

Georgia: A Hub for Electric Transportation

Why Georgia for Electric Transportation?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of the automotive industry. As automotive manufacturers commit to adding electric vehicles to their fleets, Georgia is positioning itself as a hub for electric vehicle, battery, and other support operations for the electric transportation industry.

Georgia's strengths:

  • Booming electric transportation ecosystem
  • Automotive epicenter
  • Highly-skilled talent
  • Statewide commitment to electric transportation
  • Excellent accessibility to market
  • Business-friendly environment

Georgia Leads

20,000

Jobs Created by EV Companies

2018 - 2022

$14.1B

Capital Investment Generated

2018 - 2022

24,000

Electric Vehicles in Georgia

NREL 2021

Recent Electric Transportation Locations in Georgia

  • Hyundai Motor Group (Black Creek), 8,100 workers
  • Rivian Automotive (Social Circle), 7,500 workers
  • SK innovation (Commerce), 2,600 workers
  • EnChem (Commerce), 300 workers
  • Duckyang (Braselton), 285 workers
  • Aspen Aerogels (Statesboro), 250 workers
  • Denkai America (Augusta), 250 workers
  • GEDIA (Dalton), 200 workers
  • Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System (West Point), 129 workers
  • TEKLAS (Calhoun), 120 workers
  • SungEel HiTech (Toccoa), 104 workers
  • Heliox (Atlanta), 70 workers
  • Dongwon Tech (Gainesville), 40 workers
  • Plug Power (Kingsland), 24 workers
  • Wonbang Tech (Duluth), 10 workers
  • EcoPro (Alpharetta), 5 workers
  • Hyundai Sungwoo Solite (Atlanta), 4 workers

Hyundai Motor Group to Build First Fully Dedicated Electric Vehicle and Battery Manufacturing Facility in Georgia

Hyundai Motor Group will invest $5.54 billion in opening its first state-of-the-art U.S. smart factory fully dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing. This will create 8,100 jobs in Georgia's coastal region. Construction is expected to begin on the new facility in January 2023, with full production expected in the first half of 2025, with annual capacity of 300,000 units.

“The U.S. has always held an important place in the Group’s global strategy, and we are excited to partner with the State of Georgia to achieve our shared goal of electrified mobility and sustainability in the U.S.” - Euisun Chung, Executive Chair, Hyundai Motor Group

Source, "Hyundai Motor Group to Invest $5.54 Billion in Georgia at First Fully Dedicated Electric Vehicle and Battery Manufacturing Facility," GDEcD press release, 5.20.2022

Electric Adventure Vehicle Manufacturer, Rivian, Announces 7,500 Jobs in Georgia

Rivian will invest $5 billion in a 2,000 acre carbon-conscious campus in Georgia for its electric adventure vehicles, creating approximately 7,500 jobs. Once manufacturing operations are fully ramped up, the Georgia facility will be capable of producing up to 400,000 vehicles per year. Construction on the facility, located at Stanton Springs North, is expected to begin in summer 2022, and the start of production is slated for 2024.

Source: "Governor Kemp Welcomes Rivian for Single-Largest Economic Development Project in State History," GDEcD press release, 12.16.2021

Georgia's Commitment

#3

State for EV Ready Miles (1,048)

FHA 2021

#5

State for Percent EV Ready Miles (77%)

FHA 2021

#6

State for EV Charging Outlets

NREL 2021

Georgia's Commitment to Electric Transportation

In early 2021, Southern Company joined 5 other energy companies to create the Electric Highway Coalition to collaborate on a network of DC fast chargers from the Atlantic Coast through the Midwest and South and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions. The coalition will provide drivers with effective, efficient, and convenient charging options to enable long-distance electric travel.

Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance

In 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp formed the Georgia Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance (EMIA). Led by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, EMIA is a statewide alliance that consists of partners ranging from government, industries, electric utilities, non-profits, and other stakeholders.

They all share the common goal of growing the electric mobility ecosystem in the state and strengthening Georgia’s position in electric vehicle-related manufacturing and innovation. The EMIA has made recommendations to the Governor to accelerate electrification across Georgia.

University Research & Engagement

University of Georgia's Electric Mobility Initiative

  • The College of Engineering will assess the opportunities and challenges associated with advanced electric energy technology, smart infrastructure and interconnected communications on the integrated transportation network.
  • The Vinson Institute will use its extensive statewide network to understand how electric vehicle technology will impact communities in Georgia and enhance the economic competitiveness of the state.
  • $1 million in seed funding over the next five years to initiate new projects, including the development of educational programs such as the E-Mobility Certificate and research activities in battery re-use and recycling

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies
  • Strategic Energy Institute
  • Manufacturing Institute: Researchers from Georgia Tech are partnering with GE and Ford Motor Co. to study ways to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging performance

Georgia State University

  • ENgaging Educators in Renewable EnerGY (ENERGY)

Augusta Technical College

  • Offers a Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Technician Certificate

Electric Transportation Publication

Georgia's ET Ecosystem Publication 2022