Hyundai and SK announce major EV battery plant for Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – Hyundai Motor Group and SK are teaming up for one of the largest development projects in Georgia history, according to the Governor’s Office.

They are planning on building a new E-V battery operation in the Cartersville area, midway between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

It promises to create 3,500 jobs for north Georgia.

The plant will supply the Hyundai E-V plant near Savannah.

It will be in the Bartow Centre on Highway 411.

They hope to begin operations in 2025.

“Hyundai Motor Group and SK On are valued partners and key players in our state’s ever-growing automotive industry,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Since day one, my administration has been focused on bringing jobs and opportunity to communities across the state that may have been overlooked in the past. SK and HMG share this goal, and we’re proud they are choosing to invest even further in this No. 1 state for business.”

Georgia officials say this is another win for Korean investment in the state.

“HMG and SK have been pioneering partners for Georgia for decades as one of the major drivers for Georgia’s automotive renaissance and as the first Korean manufacturer to locate in the state, respectively,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “By supporting cooperation and partnerships across our growing EV ecosystem, we’re creating a fully integrated supply chain for automotive OEMs while also connecting battery manufacturers with recyclers to close the loop on battery manufacturing. We’re excited for the jobs of the future this will create for Bartow County and northwest Georgia, and we’re grateful for the support of our community and utility partners!”

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