Illinois EV Innovation Hub

Addressing high-priority challenges to accelerate electrification efforts.

Our Three-Tiered Approach to Advancement in Electric Vehicle Technology

Made-in-America Electric Compressor Facility

Award-winning, essential EV components made in the USA to strengthen supply chains for North American partners and support the global transition to sustainable mobility.

Climatic Center for Innovation and Research

Addressing industry needs for robust research and testing in the electrification space with a state-of-the-art climatic facility.

EV + Energy Workforce Training Academy

Preparing the next generation with skills and knowledge for the rapidly evolving electrification space.

Illinois EV Innovation Hub

In collaboration with Richland Community College, and the City of Decatur, TCCI is fostering American manufacturing excellence through our EV Innovation Hub. Together, we’re tackling workforce challenges, spearheading R&D in climate-friendly technology and bolstering the North American supply chain with critical electric vehicle components. We’re excited to be on this remarkable journey towards a more sustainable future!

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The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – accounting for 28% of total emissions in 2022.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency
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In 2023, the US electric vehicle workforce grew by 27%, reaching the same number of jobs as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle manufacturers, but at a growth rate that is 17 times faster.

Source: Department of Energy
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Over the next decade, 3.8 million manufacturing jobs will need filled.

Source: National Association of Manufacturing

Illinois: Leading the EV Revolution

Richard Demirjian, president of TCCI Manufacturing, RJ Scaringe, founder and CEO of Rivian Automotive, and Nicolas Brunet, president of Lion Electric, explain how Illinois’ workforce, location, and resources make it the ideal location for companies within the EV industry to do business.

Become an Illinois EV Innovation Hub Partner

TCCI Manufacturing is seeking corporate, governmental and academic partners to join us on the road to zero emissions.

Illinois EV Innovation Hub Partners

Advanced development of HVAC thermal management systems are critical for ensuring vehicle efficiency, comfort, and environmental sustainability. The Climatic Center for Innovation & Research is providing the necessary environment to pioneer and refine the next generation of HVAC systems  tailored for EVs.

Accelerated Product Development

With state-of-the-art testing environments, partners can drastically reduce their product development cycles. Our facilities offer the ability to meet evolving design needs, ensuring faster time-to-market.

Customized Testing

We offer our partners the exclusive opportunity to customize testing scenarios that replicate exact operating environments their products may face in the field. This not only enhances the realism of the tests, but also provides data that is critical for optimizing designs before they hit the market.

Compliance and Validation

We support our partners on their journey to zero emissions by ensuring that all products not only comply with stringent environmental regulations but contribute to the advancement of sustainable mobility. By partnering with TCCI, companies can confidently claim compliance and performance, paving the way for greener, cleaner technologies.

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