Electric vehicle plant considering Alabama

Published 10:54 am Thursday, July 2, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A South Korean company says Alabama is one of five states it is considering for an electric vehicle manufacturing plant that will create 2,600 jobs over the next five years.

CT&T Company Ltd. says it plans to decide by September among sites in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and California.

Curt Westlake, a spokesman for the company’s U.S. branch, said the sites will see full assembly of electric cars within 12 months.

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Westlake said CT&T plans to build a North American headquarters, a research and development center and several manufacturing facilities, which could be spread among multiple states or consolidated on one site.

He said CT&T would evaluate sites based on the presence of a skilled work force, the transportation infrastructure and the incentives offered.