Ford Motor Company announced Monday that it will create a giant industrial campus in Jackson, the largest in the electric vehicle industry in Tennessee – but not the first.

After all, the state is dominated by electric vehicles in southeastern America.

A.D. Tennessee has been home to more than 152,000 electric vehicles and more than $ 6.2 billion in capital investment since 2013, according to the Tennessee Department of Economy and Community Development.

Over the past 18 months, General Motors has invested more than $ 4.3 billion in the production of electric cars and batteries in Spring Hill.

A nine-digit industrial investment is underway in Clarksville, Tennessee, the fifth largest city in the country. Also in Central Tennessee, Nisan, which opened the state’s first automobile factory in 1983, helped build interest in Interstate 840.