Electric vehicle plant announcement follows Ossoff-brokered deal to save $2.6 billion SK electric vehicle battery plant in Commerce, Ga.
Sen. Ossoff continues work to make Georgia national leader in renewable energy and cleantech
“Rivian appreciates Senator Ossoff’s commitment to making Georgia a leader in clean energy”
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff celebrated the announcement of Rivian’s new electric vehicle plant in Georgia, which follows an Ossoff-brokered settlement that saved the $2.6 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Commerce, Georgia.
The Rivian plant supports Georgia’s rapid growth as a leading producer of renewable energy technology.
Georgia also hosts the Hanwha Q Cells solar manufacturing plant in Dalton, the largest solar module manufacturing plant in the Western Hemisphere. Sen. Ossoff is leading Senate efforts to boost American solar manufacturing.
“My vision is that Georgia should lead the nation in renewable energy, and today’s announcement is a huge step forward,” Sen. Ossoff said. “I thank our state’s leaders for working collaboratively to attract this investment and look forward to hosting Rivian and the thousands of jobs that will be created to produce Georgia-made electric vehicles.”
“Rivian appreciates Senator Ossoff’s commitment to making Georgia a leader in clean energy and his support of Rivian’s mission of Keeping the World Adventurous Forever. We look forward to continued collaboration with Senator Ossoff on comprehensive national policies to advance electric vehicles,” said James Chen, Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Regulatory Counsel at Rivian.
Sen. Ossoff continues leading the push to accelerate the transition to renewable energy by investing in renewable energy technology, boosting domestic solar manufacturing, and lowering electric bills for families by making it more affordable to install energy-efficient home technology.
Through the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Sen. Ossoff secured over $130 million to begin construction of an electric vehicle charging network across the state of Georgia.
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