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Automotive

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."

Feb 22, 2023

BMW exports are tops in the nation by this measure

BMW Manufacturing exported nearly $9.6 billion in vehicles in 2022, more in terms of dollar value than any other automotive exporter.

Feb 16, 2023

Clemson creates nation’s first bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering

Clemson University’s president caught the room’s attention at the 12th annual SC Automotive Summit with a special announcement on Thursday.

Feb 16, 2023

Michelin North America CEO talks EV, sustainability in South Carolina

Michelin, which employs about 8,000 people in South Carolina, has a goal of using 100% sustainable materials in all its tires by 2050.

Feb 1, 2023

Bradshaw Automotive Group sold to North Carolina company

The group, which has grown to over 400 employees, also has been heavily invilved with philanthropic efforts in the Upstate, including the establishment of The Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy.

Jan 19, 2023

Proterra produces first EV battery at its Greer plant

The Greer facility is Proterra's first high-volume battery production plant in the Eastern United States, and is within close proximity to Proterra Transit electric bus manufacturing operations in Greenville.

Jan 18, 2023

Auto parts supplier announces $50M expansion in Laurens County

The project, located in Fountain Inn, is expected to create 58 new jobs.

Dec 19, 2022

Luxury automaker opens second U.S. location in Greer

The automaker Genesis opened its second U.S. retail location today with a dealership in Greer. Genesis of Greer is owned and operated by dealer principal Mark C. Escude and MCE Automotive Inc., according to a news release.

Dec 1, 2022

Production starts in Greer for the new BMW XM

Production of the BMW XM has begun in Spartanburg County. It is the first high-performance vehicle with an electrified drive system from the BMW M line. BMW Manufacturing, which says the future has a place for both electric and gas

Nov 15, 2022

BMW opens $25M accessories center near Greer plant

BMW of North America opened a new Vehicle Accessories Center in Greer to enable the company to “factory install” a range of vehicle accessories on the BMW Sports Activity Vehicles built nearby at Plant Spartanburg.

Nov 9, 2022

Graham: Electrification of automobile is too big for any 1 company

Amid the exuberance during BMW's recent announcement of $1.7 billion investment in two Upstate projects, it was Sen. Lindsey Graham who, though full of praise for the automaker, said BMW can't do it alone

Nov 9, 2022

Manufacturer to invest $26M in new Laurens County facility

A supplier of automotive and industrial racking products will expand its S.C. footprint with new operations in Laurens County. Motor City Racks said in a news release from the S.C. Commerce Department that it will invest $26 million.