Georgia, Tennessee lead in electric vehicle investments, jobs

South still trails US in EV adoption on the road

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd /  U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spoke in 2021 at a celebration of the new Novonix battery plant in Chattanooga, which is among more than $16 billion of electric vehicle-related investments made in the Volunteer State.
Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spoke in 2021 at a celebration of the new Novonix battery plant in Chattanooga, which is among more than $16 billion of electric vehicle-related investments made in the Volunteer State.

A year after the adoption of the Inflation Reduction Act designed to spur clean energy investments, Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas all rank in the top 10 nationally for new electric vehicle and battery investments that have helped boost EV-related employment in the Southeast by 60% in the past year,...