Driving Economic Growth & Job Creation
More than 900 companies in the automotive manufacturing sector call our state home—and employ about 140,000 Tennesseans. We are building on these strengths to ensure Tennessee leadership in the mobility sector for years to come.
Leading Electric Vehicle Research
Tennessee supports 40% of EV manufacturing jobs and investments in the Southeast. UT is attracting new industry investments in R&D through partnerships with Tennessee-based OEMs like Volkswagen, Nissan and Ford, as well as with industry leaders in energy storage, IT and other strategic technology areas.
Future Mobility News
Traffic planning is a multiagency effort. Lee Han, professor of civil and environmental engineering, explains how planners, transit agencies and city governments manage traffic disruptions for The Conversation.
Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation, visited UT, where he announced a new major research award and celebrated the launch of TEAM TN, a statewide initiative to advance mobility led by UT.
UT and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. are accelerating their partnership and developing technologies to transform the automotive industry and build the workforce of the future. Plans include launching 10 new joint research projects through 2025 and creating additional PhD fellowship and internship positions at Volkswagen.