FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced Envision AESC's $2 billion investment to build a new gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green.
There’s a big economic development announcement happening at the Capitol today.— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) April 13, 2022
Governor’s office says this is a “historic investment in Kentucky that will produce thousands of quality jobs and solidifies the state’s leading role in an emerging industry.”@LEX18News pic.twitter.com/QD8mFHEJGG
The 30GWh plant will create 2,000 new jobs in Kentucky, producing batteries for a growing number of electric vehicle manufacturers.
The investment cements Kentucky’s leading role in the automotive industry of the future, according to the governor’s office.
Gov. Beshear says Kentucky is dominating the electric car battery industry.— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) April 13, 2022
Says Kentucky is positioning itself as a national leader.@LEX18News
The plant will be approximately 3 million square feet and marks one of the state's largest economic projects.