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Aug 30, 2023

BMW Manufacturing hosts supplier diversity event in Greenville

BMW Manufacturing and BMW Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas on Wednesday hosted one of the nation’s largest supplier diversity events at the Greenville Convention Center.

Aug 28, 2023

Clemson University students debut autonomous off-road vehicle for disaster missions

To expedite the delivery of supplies and gather real-time data in disaster areas, Clemson University students at the International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville have developed an off-road reconnaissance and relief vehicle

Aug 21, 2023

North Carolina automotive group acquires 7 Upstate dealerships

The acquisition brings to 10 the number of Upstate South Carolina dealerships owned by the group, employing 750.

Aug 8, 2023

Greenville EV battery manufacturer files for bankruptcy protection

An innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, with facilities in Greenville and Greer, plans to file for bankruptcy. Proterra Inc. (Nasdaq: PTRA) announced that the company is taking action to “maximize the valu

Jul 11, 2023

German auto supplier growing state presence with US HQ in Greenville

Automotive supplier Wenker Inc. plans to grow its South Carolina presence by establishing its new U.S. headquarters in Greenville County with a $3.1 million investment that will create 27 new jobs.

Jun 27, 2023

BMW breaks ground on $700M Woodruff plant

The more than 1-million-square-foot Plant Woodruff will be located on 315 acres near the city center and will include a technology building and support buildings such as a cafeteria, fire department and energy center.

Apr 21, 2023

BMW Manufacturing extends plans to produce energy from landfill gas in Spartanburg County

BMW Manufacturing has extended its partnership with the company that helps the manufacturer meet 20% of its energy needs by recycling methane gas from a landfill.

Apr 19, 2023

BorgWarner plans $43M expansion in Seneca what it will manufacture

The expansion project is expected to create over 120 new jobs and be complete in 2024.

Apr 19, 2023

How a Spartanburg-based company racked up 1M EV miles

One Upstate company is about a million miles ahead of almost everyone else in the switch to electric vehicles.

Mar 30, 2023

South Carolina DOE orders 160 Proterra-powered electric school buses

The South Carolina Department of Education will buy 160 Thomas electric school buses, powered by Proterra, for school districts across the state over the next year.

Mar 22, 2023

BMWs $26B impact on South Carolina economy still growing

It's no clandestine feat that the automotive manufacturing industry has skyrocketed over the last few decades in South Carolina.

Mar 16, 2023

AMPED UP: Latest SCBIZ Magazine all about South Carolina electric vehicle industry

South Carolina is making a name for itself in electric vehicle and EV battery manufacturing. Since 2017, nearly $11 billion has been invested in the sector making the Palmetto State an important player in the emerging "Battery Belt."

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