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Hyundai Confirms New EV Plant For America, Might Be Located In Georgia

Hyundai has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the United States.

Details will be announced soon, but Reuters is reporting Georgia is a virtual shoo-in as three different sources told the publication the automaker has had “advanced discussions with state officials to build a dedicated EV facility” there.

While there’s no word on how much the automaker could invest into the facility, the plant would apparently build the Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9. Both models were previewed by concepts last year and are large crossovers that will appeal to American consumers.

The crossovers will ride on the E-GMP platform and are slated to offer three rows of seating. The concepts also had a 350 kW DC fast charging capability and a targeted range of at least 300 miles (483 km).

Getting back to the plant, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the facility could create 8,500 jobs and discussions are focused on a parcel of land near Ellabell. The paper went on to note the state has previously pitched the 2,200 acre site to Jaguar Land Rover, Rivian, and Volvo.

It appears the two sides are still hammering out the details, but an announcement is expected shortly. In particular, one insider told Reuters that Hyundai wants to make the announcement during President Biden’s trip to South Korea, which begins on May 20th.

Kia EV9 Concept 7

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