Hyundai breaks ground in Georgia for its first electric vehicle plant in the US

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai officially broke ground in Georgia on its first electric vehicle plant in the United States. The new plant is expected to bring thousands of new jobs to Georgia.

Hyundai car executives and state leaders kicked off the car company’s groundbreaking Tuesday in Bryan County near Savannah.

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The car company announced in May its plans to move to Georgia and build the $5.5 billion, 17,000-square foot plant. It is the largest economic development project in state history.

“And here we are five months later ready to break ground and start construction,” Gov. Brian Kemp said.

Hyundai’s Global President and CEO José Muñoz said the Bryan County plant should be up and running in the first three months of 2025 and produce 300,000 battery powered vehicles a year.


Kemp said Georgia will soon lead the country with electric mobility cars.

“Since 2020, we have announced 30 electric mobility projects that will ultimately bring over $13 billion in investment and 18,000 jobs to our state.”

President Joe Biden applauded the groundbreaking in Georgia.

“This plant was announced during my trip to the Republic of Korea in May, and I am excited the groundbreaking is happening months ahead of schedule. Hyundai’s commitment to invest more than $5 billion and create more than 8,000 jobs making electric vehicles and batteries will help boost the entire community around Bryan County with good jobs people can raise a family on, and ultimately help lower costs for the American people.”

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