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A vehicle rolls along the production line at BMW Manufacturing in Greer. (Photo/Ross Norton)
Jul 22, 2024

US-based international automakers outproduced the Big 3 in 2023

South Carolina plants assembled nearly 10% of the international automobiles produced in the United States.

Knudt Flor (Photo: Business Wire)
Jul 12, 2024

Former BMW Manufacturing CEO to lead AESC’s South Carolina, US operations

The executive also recently served as distinguished professor of industry practice at the College of Charleston.

AESC, a global electric vehicle battery technology company, is expanding its state-of-the-art battery cell facility in Florence County. The $810 million investment will create 450 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
Jul 3, 2024

USC battery research efforts boosted with $10M in federal funding

The funding will support the work of the forthcoming Carolina Institute for Battery Innovation at …

The Clemson location on Old Greenville Highway was the longtime home of My Garage. (Photo/Ross Norton)
Jul 1, 2024

National chain opens automotive repair business in Clemson

The second location for the company in the Upstate to open this year, joins a Simpsonville shop and 290 others …

The West Union plant manufactures 52 million battery covers every year for Clarios. (Photo/Ross Norton)
Jun 12, 2024

$16M expansion to battery component plant will create more jobs in Oconee County

The company broke ground on facilities that will enable the West Union plant to make another 30 million parts for the automotive battery industry …

ElringKlinger will manufacture electric battery cell contacting systems at its new 226,000-square-foot facility located at 3800 Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
May 8, 2024

EV manufacturer enters South Carolina market with $12M facility

The company is relocating manufacturing operations from Florida and Wisconsin due to supply chain issues.

Graduate students Nawraj Sapkota and Janak Basel work in the lab of Apparao Rao at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute. (Photo/Clemson University)
Apr 24, 2024

How Clemson University research could affect your access to lithium ion batteries

While the availability of lithium iode batteries is expected to wane, researchers are looking to extend that supply by …

ElringKlinger will manufacture electric battery cell contacting systems at its new 226,000-square-foot facility located at 3800 Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Apr 17, 2024

South Carolina’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure topic of upcoming meetings

The sessions will provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem

has opened a new Columbia Connection Center on the ground floor of the company’s temporary offices in the First Base Building of the BullStreet District. (Photo/Scout Motors)
Apr 10, 2024

Scout Motors opens South Carolina community hub ahead of production rollout

The space will allow the community to learn more about the history of the original Scout vehicles.

Sage Automotive Interiors has announced the appointment of Dan Russian as its new president and CEO. Russian succeeds Chris Heard, who retires March 31 after a 38-year career. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Mar 29, 2024

Greenville-based Sage Automotive Interiors names new president and CEO

The new leader replaces Chris Heard, who is retiring after a 38-year career.

BMW Charging now offers electric vehicle drivers access to one of the largest charging networks in North America with over 100,000 public charging points. (Photo/BMW of North America)
Mar 14, 2024

How BMW of North America is streamlining its electric vehicle charging experience

BMW Charging now offers electric vehicle drivers access to one of the largest charging networks in North America with over 100,000 public charging points.

Don Bent’s tenure at Oshkosh Defense included helping lead the production in a division called Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, which produced vehicles such as this A2 Armored truck. (Photo/Oshkosh Defense)
Mar 6, 2024

Oshkosh Defense executive joins Spartanburg university faculty

He will help build a new engineering program and support the expansion of …