When Envision AESC, an industry-leading international electric vehicle battery technology company, decided to invest in a new lithium-ion battery plant, they called on Gresham Smith to lead the multi-disciplinary team to design their state-of-the-art Gigafactory located in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green. Set to become one of the most productive facilities in the country, the 15 Gigawatt hours (GWh) plant will create 2,000 permanent new jobs.

Client

Envision AESC

Location

Bowling Green, Kentucky

512

acres

$2B

facility

2nd

largest investment in KY

Leading the Charge

The plant is poised to claim Kentucky as the electric vehicle production capital of the country, with the batteries supplying multiple automotive manufacturers around the world. Gresham Smith led the design for the state-of-the-art 512-acre site, which include a 1.5 million-square-foot facility. Powered by 100% renewable energy, the operation will manufacture up to 300,000 batteries annually by 2027 while supporting the goal of decarbonizing Kentucky’s industrial sector.

Putting Shovel to Dirt

Putting Shovel to Dirt

In August 2022, the Gresham Smith team joined Gov. Andy Beshear, state and local officials, and the Envision AESC team to celebrate the milestone groundbreaking of the new plant in Bowling Green. The milestone was a culmination of the collaboration of the entire project team and momentous for the city of Bowling Green and the state of Kentucky.

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Randy Drake, P.E.
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