Electric Mobility Manufacturing
Building on the assets that make the automotive industry successful, Georgia is rapidly developing as the capital of EV manufacturing for the nation. Since 2020, more than 45 e-mobility-projects have contributed over $25 billion in investments in Georgia.
Kia’s facility in West Point, which already manufactures 60% of the Kia models sold in the nation is expanding operations to include its new EV9 model. Assembly is expected to begin in second quarter of 2024.
Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) selected Bryan County for its first fully dedicated EV and battery manufacturing facility in Georgia, with full production expected in the first half of 2025. Since this announcement in May 2022, suppliers to HMGMA have announced additional investments totaling more than $2.2 billion.
In December 2021, Rivian announced that East Point, Georgia was selected as the site for its largest manufacturing facility. The facility is slated to start production in 2026 with annual capacity of 400,000 vehicles.Providing the full electric vehicle supply chain is critical to a truly sustainable future, and Georgia is rapidly expanding across multiple segments: cathode and anode manufacturing, chemical and mineral solutions, battery manufacturing, metals and aluminum manufacturing, and battery recycling.
WorkforceAs companies search for their prime business location, access to a dependable pipeline of talent is key. Georgia’s diverse workforce includes all skill levels and supports the e-mobility ecosystem with experienced engineers, electricians, machinists, and software developers, to name a few. Representatives from the state’s universities, technical colleges, and industry continue to collaborate and identify workforce development needs for electric mobility related manufacturing, services and innovation. State-sponsored training facilities, top-notch education programs, and nationally ranked colleges provide Georgia businesses with talent that enables them to achieve next-level success. At the high school level, Georgia’s Department of Education, working with industry leaders, is developing the Electric Vehicle Career Pathway which includes EV specific coursework to prepare students for careers in the industry Georgia Quick Start, the nation’s number one workforce training program, develops customized training solutions for qualified companies investing in Georgia. Services are provided free of charge as a discretionary incentive to new and expanding companies creating jobs across a range of industries. Learn more about services.
Charging InfrastructureGeorgia is sixth in the nation for public EV charging stations, offering more than 1,500 individual outlets, equating to more outlets per capita than anywhere in the Southeast. Georgia has more than 1,200 miles of federally designated EV-ready Alternative Fuel Corridors along its interstates and highways. Georgia is due to receive $135 million in federal funds from the infrastructure spending bill Congress passed to build EV charging stations. The state continues to foster public-private partnerships and other business models to continue the statewide expansion of charging infrastructure.
Electric Vehicle Charger (EVC) Tax Credit
- An eligible business may claim an income tax credit for the purchase/lease and installation of a qualified EVC in Georgia, up to 10% of the cost or $2,500, whichever is less. The credit is not available for residential locations.
- The EVC shall have power levels greater than 130 volts in AC 1 phase, and be located in Georgia for a minimum of five consecutive years.
Focus on the Future
Georgia has a proven record of investing early in resources, infrastructure, and job skills needed to support the future of manufacturing. In keeping with this tradition, the Georgia Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance was created to grow the electric mobility ecosystem in the state and strengthen Georgia’s position in electrification-related manufacturing and innovation. Led by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the alliance includes partners from the private and public sectors, government, electric utilities, education, nonprofits, and other stakeholders. Read more about EMIA's goals.