FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky is already home to bourbon and thoroughbred horse racing, now it's aiming for electric cars too.
Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that the state has authorized a tax incentive plan to bring an electric car plant to southern Kentucky. California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, is scheduled to begin production next year.
The plant is expected to eventually bring up to 4,000 new jobs to the rural town of Franklin, which is located about 135 miles southwest of Louisville.
Beshear signed an executive order earlier this summer allowing the slow-moving electric vehicles to travel Kentucky's roads.