Chattanooga is expected to convey 3.2 acres at Enterprise South industrial park to let Volkswagen access a planned new battery testing lab to support the assembly of an electric SUV.

The site of the new lab, which is expected to employ up to 20 people, is to be at or near 4016 Hickory Valley Road, according to a City Council resolution. The city is to convey the property to its Industrial Development Board, which oversees much of the industrial park in Tyner where VW employs about 3,800 workers making the Atlas SUVs and Passat sedan.

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