Volkswagen AG said has begun U.S assembly of its electric compact SUV ID.4 at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The German automaker plans to deliver ID.4 SUVs produced in Tennessee as early as October.
Volkswagen also plans to ramp up production to 7,000 cars per month by the end of 2022.
Volkswagen is actively hiring more than 1,000 new production workers through the end of the year and plans to further increase U.S. EV production next year.
Volkswagen had announced in 2019 it was investing $800 million in the factory to build EVs.