Business, Technology, For-Hire, TCA

Covenant Official Says Range Is Biggest Factor in EV Adoption

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The distance a battery-powered tractor-trailer can travel before recharging is “the big holdup” for the adoption of electric trucks, a top official for Chattanooga-based Covenant Logistics said Aug. 23.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

VW’s EV Expansion in Tennessee Is ‘On Plan’

Walls are up enclosing Volkswagen’s new $800 million electric vehicle production site in Chattanooga, Tenn., as factory equipment is shipped in for installation, an official says.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
July 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Volkswagen, Battery Firm Eye Pilot Plant for Electric SUV Production

Volkswagen has boosted its stake by $200 million in a San Jose, Calif., company that targets solid state battery technology, and the two partners are looking at setting up a pilot plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
June 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Report Projects Volkswagen to Be First to Profit From Manufacturing Electric Vehicles

A new report picks Volkswagen as the first incumbent global carmaker to make money selling electric vehicles, with profits expected to arrive by 2022.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

3PL Giant Kenco Offers Residential Delivery

Logistics giant Kenco has started offering “white glove” home delivery of merchandise for some of its business customers in five areas of the country, including Chattanooga, Tenn., with plans to expand the service.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 2, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga, Tenn., Electric Vehicle Facility

Marking construction of an electric vehicle facility in Chattanooga, Volkswagen of America today broke ground on an $800 million expansion that will add more than 700,000 square feet of new space to its plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, TCA

Chattanooga VW Will Source EV Batteries From New Georgia Factory

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., electric vehicle assembly plant will use batteries produced at a $1.67 billion factory in Georgia.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

New Tennessee FedEx Distribution Center Loaded With Technology, Officials Say

Every one of the up to 12,000 parcels an hour going through the new FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga is run by what officials call a scanner channel.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
September 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Eyes Chattanooga as Testing Ground for Driverless Trucking

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new director said Aug. 23 the lab is considering testing in Chattanooga related to autonomous driving and long-haul trucking.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 24, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx to Open $30 Million Distribution Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Parcel delivery company FedEx Ground plans to unwrap a new $30 million distribution center next month in Chattanooga that’s expected to employ about 300 people.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 22, 2017