VW Chattanooga Celebrates Official Rollout of First All-Electric Vehicle
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Volkswagen Chattanooga spent the summer building up to the production of the ID-4, and now the cars are on the road.
To celebrate the official roll-out of the vehicle, Volkswagen Group put a spotlight on Susie Berg, the owner of the first
ID-4 ever assembled, and the team that made it happen.
“I was drawn to E-V ownership because science has shown us that climate change is here and it’s not going away. I feel like I need to take responsibility and take a part in preventing climate change from progressing. So, I’m doing that by purchasing an E-V vehicle,” said Berg.
In the course of rolling out the ID-4, Volkswagen Chattanooga hired 1,300 new floor employees, taking part in an effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
“We’re really delighted to say that we managed to fill the 1,300 jobs. We had, in that process, 14,000 applications, which is testimony, I think, not only to a great campaign that we put together, but testimony to the confidence in our brand, and the desire for people to work for Volkswagen, right here in Chattanooga,” said Chris Glover, President and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga.
“VW understands that it’s important… if you’re going to sell vehicles in this country, then they manufacture them in this country,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
Across several brands, VW Group now offers eight electric vehicles, and they promise the introduction of more as the automotive market becomes increasingly electric.