Car Electric Plant


Ben Peters, News Director

A multi million dollar electric car manufacturing plant has begun development in south Georgia.

The $325 million dollar plant is in Bulloch County Near Statesboro.

They will specialize in making thermal barriers for electric cars.

A protection piece that wraps around parts of an electric car, cooling it, to prevent fires.

The plant is being financed by Aspen Aerogels, a Massachusetts based company.

State economic development officials asked the company to expand in the south, as a part of a plan to build-up the electric car market.

Hiring for the 250 operators at the plant will take place in coming months.

The plant itself is scheduled to open doors next year.