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We’re Manufacturing the Future of EV Today
EV manufacturing is just a part of how South Carolina is making the future a reality. From electric vehicle battery manufacturing to the creation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations, we are supporting automotive businesses and component manufacturing. SC is the place for EV manufacturing companies seeking a location that helps them keep operating costs down and maximize their return on investment.
Take a glance at electric vehicle future projections. Evolve your company’s electric vehicle manufacturing here.
SC is Charged and Ready for EV
We build things in South Carolina. We have the aptitude and skill level imperative for successful manufacturing operations. Some of the world's best-known brands call South Carolina home because they know that we build vehicles with quality, loyalty and pride. Electric vehicles are no exception. Battery-powered transportation is finding SC to be the perfect home.SC powers EV
EV Feature Story
A producer of anode and cathode battery components for electric vehicles, Redwood Materials' South Carolina campus will create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles. The company works with multiple partners for reclaiming and recycling end-of-life batteries and production scrap to produce battery components, including Volvo, AESC, Panasonic, Volkswagen and Audi.
EV Manufacturing Facts
passenger vehicle exporter in the US
new jobs announced from 2017-2023 (Automotive/EV)
automotive companies call SC home
people employed in the automotive industry in SC
automotive OEMs in SC
in capital investment from 2017-2023 (Automotive/EV)
EV Manufacturer Snapshots
“We’re proud to bring this historic undertaking to Spartanburg County. South Carolina has a skilled workforce and a proven history in advanced automotive manufacturing—it’s the perfect place to produce the NGDV. More importantly, we know the people of the Upstate take pride in their work and their community. What we build together here will reach every home in the country.”
–Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and Oshkosh Defense President John Bryant
“Polestar 3 will be built in America, for our American customers. I remember the great response when I first shared Polestar’s vision here in the USA and I am proud that our first SUV will be manufactured in South Carolina. From now on, the USA is no longer an export market but a home market.”
– Polestar Chief Executive Officer Thomas Ingenlath
Our South Carolina team has done a remarkable job producing the award-winning S60 and readying the plant for the next generation of electrified Volvo cars. Now, with the contract to produce the fully electric Polestar 3, we continue to expand our manufacturing operations for electrified vehicles.”
– Volvo Car Group Senior Vice President of Industrial Operations and Quality Javier Varela
“We are investing around half a billion dollars to create a top-notch Mercedes-Benz van plant here in South Carolina. This plant is key to our future growth in the very dynamic North American van market. Charleston is an excellent location for our new plant. The region has very highly-skilled workers, a dense network of reliable suppliers, and an outstanding logistics infrastructure that includes good transport connections to the nearby harbor. Just as important is the very good cooperation and support we’ve experienced at the local, municipal, and state levels.”
–Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg
"We are ecstatic to be expanding our manufacturing operations to better serve our customers. This expansion will raise our STAR EV brand recognition to a new level in the global market. We'd like to thank Greenville County and the state for their outstanding support, and we look forward to this continued partnership for years to come."
-STAR EV CEO Jane Zhang
“This is a very important step for Plant Spartanburg as we continue our legacy of producing high-quality vehicles, and build on the success of the last 30 years,” said BMW Manufacturing President and CEO Dr. Robert Engelhorn. “With this latest investment, we futureproof our operations and prepare the plant for electrification and new technologies, ensuring both the long-term success of our company and our position as an attractive and viable employer in the state of South Carolina.”
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