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Charleston EV maker expands to accommodate fast growth

Ross Norton //February 13, 2023//

Charleston EV maker expands to accommodate fast growth

Ross Norton //February 13, 2023//

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Bintelli expects to add around 30 employees to its growing workforce and growing facility by the end of the year. (Photo/Provided)A Charleston-based manufacturer of electric vehicles and golf carts has expanded for the third time in three years.

Bintelli LLC more than doubled its space, going from 65,000 square feet to 174,000 square feet, making room for growing demand for its products and the employees needed to fill that demand.

A company spokesperson said Bintelli started 2021 with 24 employees and started 2022 with 52 before closing the year with 102. The company added eight more workers in the last month and expect to add at least 20 more by the end of the year, he said.

“It’s no secret that every move we make is to continue to deliver on having the best program possible,” Jason Perske, vice president of Bintelli, said in a news release. “This expansion is another step in solidifying ourselves at the forefront of the industry. While faster order fulfillment and greater inventory availability is going to be an incredible asset for our dealer family, I’m far more excited about what this means for the additional levels of support we can offer. I’m excited for all of our dealerships to share in this huge announcement and incredibly thankful for all the support they show us every day. We wouldn’t be here without them.”

Bintelli has tripled its dealer network, leading to a product demand that required more investiment in space and people. (Photo/Provided)The company has tripled the size of its dealer network in the last year, accounting for some of the rise in demand. Its product also was ranked by Golf Cart Resource as 2022’s Best Low-Speed Vehicle and Best Street-Legal Golf Cart in a consumer poll.

“This new facility is a testament to the amazing work our dealer family has done over the last few years,” Bintelli founder and President Justin Jackrel said in the release. “As we are now operational in what I believe is the largest LSV manufacturing facility in America, we’re going to be able to even better support our dealer family with the additional vehicles, parts and support they need to continue their rapid growth nationwide,”

In addition to the recent facility expansions, Bintelli has also put a major focus on expanding its support and production staff to better assist its dealer network, the release stated. Over the last 12 months, its dealer support team has increased by 500% which has rapidly decreased average delivery time for parts shipments and decreased response and wait times for dealership needs. Focusing on more than just the sale of vehicles, Bintelli has tripled the size of its parts and after-sale service department.

“What an amazing feeling to finally move into our new home,” Kevin Marques, Bintelli’s facility manager, said in the release. “This facility is like no other — massive is an understatement. We couldn't have done this without the hard work and dedication of our staff and all their efforts to make this a smooth transition. I'm thrilled to see the success and impact we will have on the EV community with our new home.”

“It is a great feeling being a Bintelli dealer knowing that we have the support, commitment and communication from the brand and employees at the corporate office,” Tom McMenanin, president of Toms River Auto Group, said in the release. “There is not a question that doesn’t get answered, a call that doesn’t get a returned call, or an email that doesn’t get a reply. If you are a new dealer coming in to the Bintelli family you will be able to hold your head up high representing the Bintelli brand.”