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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 University of South Carolina is also involved in the alliance, centered on a $300M plant being built in Colleton County. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
May 14, 2024

German industrial giant Siemens to partner on South Carolina battery manufacturing ecosystem

The University of South Carolina is also involved in the alliance, centered on a $300M plant being built in Colleton County.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host 20 public open house meetings across the state to provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem as it kicks off the SC+EV Initiative. (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 …

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host 20 public open house meetings across the state to provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle industry and ecosystem as it kicks off the SC+EV Initiative. (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.

A company called e-VAC Magnetics will build rare earth neodymium-iron-boron magnets like these at their future plant in Sumter. (Photo/e-VAC Magnetics)
Apr 9, 2024

Manufacturer secures $112M tax credit for its $500M-plus Sumter facility

The Department of Energy credit will support construction of plant that will supply electric vehicle supply chain with …

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 …

Jan 31, 2024

Production of key South Carolina export drives expansion for Charleston area plant

Robust production of an automotive industry product leads company to expand capacity in …

Tesla will open a regional distribution center in Fountain Inn in Greenville County in early 2024. (Rendering/Provided)
Jan 18, 2024

EV giant Tesla to open Greenville County distribution facility

The 251,000-square-foot facility marks Tesla's first major investment in South Carolina.

Dec 18, 2023

South Carolina Auto Dealer Wins Top Franchise of the Year

Marco Island, Fl. —  The Gandolfo Byrider collection in South Carolina, with locations in Columbia, Greenville, and North Charleston, has been named the 2023 Franchise of the Year. Byrider, one of America’s largest buy-here-pay-here used car dealerships and franchise systems, presented the honor to Byrider South Carolina’[...]