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."
BMW Manufacturing exported nearly $9.6 billion in vehicles in 2022, more in terms of dollar value than any other automotive exporter.
Clemson University’s president caught the room’s attention at the 12th annual SC Automotive Summit with a special announcement on Thursday.
Michelin, which employs about 8,000 people in South Carolina, has a goal of using 100% sustainable materials in all its tires by 2050.
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.
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.
The project, located in Fountain Inn, is expected to create 58 new jobs.
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.
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
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.
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
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.