Big incentives, low union participation have turned the Southeast into EV hub : The Indicator from Planet Money A new Hyundai plant in Georgia. A Ford mega campus in Tennessee. The Southeast is quickly becoming a hub for electric vehicles and the manufacturing of its components. Today on the show, we explore the South's formula for landing EV makers and what it means for workers at legacy auto plants.

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How the South is trying to win the EV race

How the South is trying to win the EV race

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An orange car on display at a recent electric car show in Birmingham, Ala. (Stephan Bisaha / Gulf States Newsroom)
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A new Hyundai plant in Georgia. A Ford mega campus in Tennessee. The Southeast is quickly becoming a hub for electric vehicles and the manufacturing of its components. Today on the show, we explore the South's formula for landing EV makers and what it means for workers at legacy auto plants.

You can also read more about how the South became the new spine of the U.S. auto industry here.

Related Episodes:
How EV batteries tore apart Michigan (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)
How unions are stopped before they start (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)

For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Music by Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter.