Will Chattanooga be the site of a new Volkswagen electric vehicle plant?

Volkswagen official says Chattanooga is a 'natural fit' for electric vehicle plant

Volkswagen employees perform checks as vehicles move down the assembly line at the Volkswagen Assembly Plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Each vehicle goes through variety of inspections before reaching the end of the assembly line.


Volkswagen aims to get 27 electric vehicle models into production worldwide by the end of 2022.

Volkswagen could make electric vehicles in Chattanooga by 2022, with the automaker's board member for e-mobility calling the Scenic City "a natural fit," according to a media outlet.

But board member Thomas Ulbrich told reporters in Dresden, Germany, on Thursday that there's no decision yet about putting an electric vehicle plant in Chattanooga, the website Road/Show reported.

"There is no decision done so far," Ulbrich said. "We think there's a natural fit to Chattanooga, but there's no planning done so far."

Also, Ulbrich didn't deny that such an electric vehicle plant also could be set up in Mexico, Road/Show said.

Earlier this week, VW unveiled the production platform for which its array of planned electric vehicles would be assembled.