Kia to spend $200 million to expand electric vehicle production at its Georgia plant

July 14, 2023
The $200 million expansion will allow for the assembly of the company’s all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV.

Kia has announced plans to expand production at its West Point, Georgia, facility. The $200 million expansion will allow for the assembly of the company’s all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV. Production on the EV9 is expected to begin in 2024, and the project will generate 200 new jobs for the area. Four other Kia models are currently being assembled at the facility, including the Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, and the K5. In an effort to find skilled workers, Kia Georgia will continue to work with Georgia Quick Start, a workforce development program that operates the Kia Georgia Training Center.

In a recent quote, Sean Yoon, President & CEO of Kia Motors North America and Kia Motors America, said, “Like Telluride, EV9 has the potential to be another change catalyst for Kia. This will be the most innovative vehicle that we have ever built and will be a standout in the EV market and on the road. Best of all, it will be assembled in West Point, Georgia.”

Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023

This map shows where manufacturers are choosing to invest their resources, whether they are building new production facilities or expanding existing plants.

Sponsored Recommendations

Arc Flash Prevention: What You Need to Know

March 28, 2024
Download to learn: how an arc flash forms and common causes, safety recommendations to help prevent arc flash exposure (including the use of lockout tagout and energy isolating...

Reduce engineering time by 50%

March 28, 2024
Learn how smart value chain applications are made possible by moving from manually-intensive CAD-based drafting packages to modern CAE software.

Filter Monitoring with Rittal's Blue e Air Conditioner

March 28, 2024
Steve Sullivan, Training Supervisor for Rittal North America, provides an overview of the filter monitoring capabilities of the Blue e line of industrial air conditioners.

Limitations of MERV Ratings for Dust Collector Filters

Feb. 23, 2024
It can be complicated and confusing to select the safest and most efficient dust collector filters for your facility. For the HVAC industry, MERV ratings are king. But MERV ratings...