Volkswagen Chattanooga Celebrates 10 Years
Volkswagen Celebrates 10 Years in Chattanooga
Remember ten years ago when Volkswagen announced the building of an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee?
Look what happened since…
- Production began in April 2011 of the 2012
- Volkswagen Passat
- Became the first LEED Platinum certified automobile factory in the world.
- The plant is 19,000,000 square feet, located on 1,400 acres of land.
- It currently employs 3,500 people.
- In 2017, Volkswagen launched a $1 Million eLabs program providing 11,000 Chattanooga area students access to state-of-the-art digital fabrication labs
The Chattanooga facility has been a model for sustainability in the automotive production sector. The plan has so far…
- Protected wetlands on site create natural animal and plant habitats
- LED lighting used throughout the facility saves approximately 262,500 kilowatt-hours annually compared to florescent lighting
- More than two million gallons of rainwater have been recycled for toilet flushes and cooling welding machines
- Approximately 12 million kilowatt-hours of energy is generated annually by 33,000 solar panels.
Soon, the Chattanooga facility will add the North American Engineering and Planning Center. This is a facility that will enable Volkswagen to develop vehicles for our market. And, there is talk of adding two models from the I.D. electric vehicle family to the Chattanooga assembly line.
Every new Passat and Atlas sold at Bud Brown Volkswagen is proudly built at our Chattanooga plant. Celebrate its 10th anniversary by bringing home one of their finest vehicles.