KERNERSVILLE, NC—Deere & Co. will build a 115,000-square-foot assembly plant here to increase production of its Kreisel Electric brand of batteries and charging equipment electric tractors and off-road vehicles.

When completed, the new facility will have a production capacity of up to 2 gigawatt-hours. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, and production is estimated to begin in 2025.

Deere is also investing in additional production equipment at its battery manufacturing facility in Saran, France, the primary manufacturing location for Deere engines in Europe.