The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Kevin Ketels on auto industry investment in EV

Ford announces an electric vehicle manufacturing mini-city in Tennessee. General Motors unveils a $7 billion road map to build EVs at plants across the Midwest. An electric upstart picks Georgia for a truck, SUV and delivery van plant. Peach State leaders prepare to uncork a second multibillion dollar EV plant near the coast. Factories to make EV batteries spring up in Georgia and across the South. After years in which Tesla was a lone standout in battery-powered cars and the rest of the industry appeared mired in the slow lane, the biggest vehicle brands are suddenly placing future-defining bets. “We are definitely at a watershed moment, at a tipping point in the automobile industry,” said Kevin Ketels, an assistant professor of global supply chain management at Wayne State University in Detroit.

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