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By Shane Lasley
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Volkswagen to test EV batteries in the US

Breaks ground on new battery engineering lab in Tennessee Metal Tech News – Nov. 11, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:54pm

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The batteries tested at the lab Volkswagen is building in Tennessee will go into American made electric vehicles such as the ID.4 SUV, scheduled to begin U.S. production in 2022.

Volkswagen of America Nov. 10 broke ground on a US$22 million battery engineering lab that will test and validate electric vehicle cells at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center in Tennessee.

The new battery lab, which will test and validate lithium-ion battery cells for the North American market, will join Volkswagen's 564,000 square-foot EV production expansion and 198,000 square-fo...

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