Japanese e-vehicle battery company to build Kentucky plant

Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon gives a thumbs up as he finishes speaking at the announcement of a $2 billion investment by Japan-based Envision Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) for the construction of a 3 million square-foot electric vehicle battery technology plant on over 500 acres in the Kentucky Transpark in Warren County alongside Gov. Andy Beshear and other state and local officials at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The gigafactory, the second largest investment in state history and the largest ever for southcentral Kentucky, will provide 2,000 new jobs producing battery cells and modules for electric vehicles and has plans to be operational by 2025. (Grace Ramey/Daily News via AP)

Japanese e-vehicle battery company to build Kentucky plant