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
UT launched the Institute for Future Mobility, which unites faculty expertise, cutting-edge facilities, and strong partnerships to solve complex mobility challenges.
UT and Volkswagen Group of America announced the signing of a new five-year master research agreement, reinforcing their longstanding and productive innovation partnership.
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.