AESC hits major milestone with Bowling Green gigafactory
AESC, a global leader in high-performance batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems, has completed the last piece of structural steel on its 1.6 million square foot gigafactory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This “Topping Out” ceremony, attended by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, marks a major step in AESC’s progress towards completing its state-of-the-art facility. The 30 GWh plant in Warren County is expected to create 2,000 new skilled jobs, producing battery cells and modules for next-generation EVs for various global automotive manufacturers.
Bowling Green Gigafactory Boosts AESC’s Leadership in EV Battery Production
AESC’s Bowling Green operation emerges as one of the largest economic development projects in Kentucky’s history, further establishing AESC as a key player in the future automotive industry. The company aims to produce new-generation battery cells offering 30% more energy density than current versions. This development promises reduced charging times, increased range, and better efficiency for EVs. By 2027, the Bowling Green operation is expected to power up to 300,000 vehicles annually.
The Economic and Environmental Impact of AESC’s Bowling Green Operation
“AESC is honored to celebrate with the Bowling Green community and the entire state of Kentucky,” said AESC U.S. Managing Director Jeff Deaton. He acknowledged the role of partnerships with state and local leaders in reaching this significant milestone. “This gigafactory will not only create thousands of new competitive clean energy jobs but also advance Kentucky’s position in the fast-growing global EV industry,” Deaton added. The plant will run on 100% renewable energy, aligning with sustainability goals while making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible to the U.S. market.
AESC’s Bowling Green Factory Set for 2025 Opening, Boosting Local Economy
The Bowling Green facility is on track for an early 2025 opening and is expected to further boost the region’s economy. In fact, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced six economic projects this year, totaling $61.1 million in capital investment and creating 311 new jobs. This investment and job creation reinforce Bowling Green’s standing as one of the Top 6 Tier 2 Metros in the United States, a title it has held for the past decade according to Site Selection Magazine.