Electrification Coalition: With New Battery Plant, Georgia Cements EV Manufacturing Leadership

Contact: Noah Barnes
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

Savannah, Ga.—Georgia has strengthened its leadership in electric vehicle manufacturing with an announcement last week that Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy will partner to build another battery plant in Bryan County. Georgia currently ranks second in EV manufacturing nationally with more than $19 billion in EV investments.

In response to the news, Electrification Coalition Senior Director of Policy Anne Blair issued the following statement:

“Georgia workers will be building the future of transportation, and Georgia’s communities will experience the significant economic benefits that will follow. As more consumers choose the performance advantages and lower fuel and maintenance costs that electric vehicles deliver, these factories will be critical to meet the vehicle demand that Hyundai anticipates.

“In order for the U.S. to successfully compete with China in the race to build the next generation of vehicles, Georgia’s leaders should reduce speedbumps along the road to increased national and economic security.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, public health, and national security dangers caused by America’s dependence on oil. The EC works with a variety of stakeholders that represent the entire electrified transportation value chain, positioning the organization as a dedicated rallying point for an array of electrification allies. For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org.

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.