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Automotive

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’[...]

Oct 20, 2023

Robert Crews of North Charleston Nominated as TIME Dealer of the Year 2024

COLUMBIA, SC – The nomination of Robert H. Crews III, President of Crews Subaru and Crews Chevrolet in North Charleston, South Carolina, for the 2024 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Crews is one of a select group of 49 Dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored […]

Sep 21, 2023

Luxury auto studio opens in new Charleston location

Elliot Remington Auto Studio has opened a new 27,000-square-foot state-of-the-art auto preservation, restoration and storage facility near downtown Charleston. The auto studio will serve as home for luxury, classic, vintage and exotic vehicles to be stored, preserved and cared for. “Elliot Remington Auto Studio i[...]

Jun 29, 2023

Rizer Elected To Serve As SCADA President 2023-2024

COLUMBIA, SC – Scott Rizer of Cooper Chevrolet GMC, located in Walterboro, SC, has been elected President of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) for the 2023-2024 term. He was inducted on June 10, 2023, with the unanimous support of the SCADA franchised Dealer body. Rizer has served on the SCADA Board of [...]

Mar 10, 2023

Kia Country of Charleston Earns 2023 DealerRater South Carolina Kia Dealer of the Year Award for Superior Customer Experience

Charleston, SC –  Kia Country of Charleston is awarded a 2023 Dealer of the Year Award in South Carolina by DealerRater, a leading car dealer review and reputation management platform and a company of Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS). The Dealer of the Year Award recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada that consisten[...]

Feb 17, 2023

Volvo looks to add 1,300 jobs for fully electric SUV to be built in Ridgeville

More details were revealed Wednesday about Volvo’s fully electric SUV that will be built in Ridgeville – and the massive effort it will take to roll them off the assembly line. The Volvo EX90 made its debut in November as the Swedish car company’s new fully electric vehicle. David Stenström, Volvo Cars USA[...]

Jan 11, 2023

Kia Country of Charleston Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Kia Country of Charleston celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Located on Savannah Highway in West Ashley, Kia Country will mark the milestone with customer promotions, contests, and a spring anniversary event. Kia Country’s many accomplishments include being named Dealer Rater’s South Carolina Dealer of the Year, 7 ou[...]

Oct 25, 2022

Bosch investing $260M in North Charleston expansion

Bosch Charleston started producing electric motors this month. But the company needs more space and more people. So Bosch announced today that it will invest more than $260 million to further expand production of electrification products at the North Charleston facility, which the company calls Bosch Charleston, an investment th[...]

Sep 29, 2022

Volvo Cars seeks to invest in supplier plants as it readies for new model

Volvo Cars USA’s bid for tax breaks for some Upstate investments is part of the company’s efforts to prepare its Ridgeville plant for building its new and fully electric flagship SUV. Volvo CEO Jim Rowan says the EX90 ushers in a new era for safety for Volvo drivers and passengers. “Born electric, born with lid[...]

Aug 3, 2022

Ingevity Corp. spends $385M, buys dual companies and invests in another

  Ingevity Corp. of North Charleston has had a busy week already. The company on Tuesday announced it is buying two companies in a $325 million cash transaction and investing $60 million to acquire an equity stake in another. In addition, the company announced record net sales of $419.9 million in its second-quarter report,[...]