Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for its first US plant

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Volvo Cars has selected South Carolina as the location of its new $500-million factory in the US. The new facility will have initial annual production of around 100,000 cars and be located in Berkeley County, close to Charleston. The new plant will make latest generation Volvo models for sale in the United States and for export. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.

Arrival will make its stylish electric trucks for US at South Carolina plant

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UK-based startup Arrival announced Tuesday that it had selected a site in South Carolina for a "microfactory" to build electric buses. The $46 million factory will be located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and will create 240 jobs in the area, an Arrival press release said.

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Volvo to build electric XC90 and its battery packs in South Carolina in 2022

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Volvo revealed in October, amid the preview of the upcoming XC40 Recharge electric crossover, that an electric version of its next-generation XC90 SUV will be built at Volvo’s plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston.

Volvo adding production of next-gen XC90 to South Carolina from 2021

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Volvo Cars announced that the next generation of the XC90 large premium SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina from 2021. The South Carolina plant will start production of the next-generation S60 in the fall of 2018. The announcement on further expansion in South Carolina allows Volvo Cars to take another step toward the company’s ‘build where you sell’ global manufacturing strategy.

Linde hydrogen fueling system surpasses one million fills at BMW South Carolina plant

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LLC plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hydrogen fueling stations using Linde technology have surpassed more than 1,000,000 fills for the fuel-cell driven material handling equipment at the BMW Manufacturing Co. This is the most hydrogen fills at a single location anywhere in the world. While Linde hydrogen fueling systems involve very sophisticated technology, the filling operation is designed to be relatively simple and is much like putting gasoline into your car.

State of South Carolina purchases 26 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses

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The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace aging diesel buses. The first of the alternative-fueled buses are being deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. These clean-operating propane buses represent the largest order of alternative-fueled school buses that the state has placed in the last 30 years. The buses were purchased from Blue Bird’s newest dealership in North America, Blanchard Bus Centers.

Volvo Invests $118 Million In South Carolina To Produce New EVs

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The Polestar 3 will be produced alongside the next generation of electrified Volvo cars

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Johnson Controls opens automotive battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina

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has opened its $150-million Florence Recycling Center for automotive batteries in Florence, South Carolina. Johnson Controls, Inc. Earlier post.) The facility will recycle 132,000 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of more than 14 million lead-acid automotive batteries. The facility sits on a 685-acre site; Johnson Controls developed 36 acres of the site for construction of the facility and adjacent parking areas, with the remaining acreage undeveloped.

Michigan EV maker GGT Electric wins South Carolina state contract for LSVs

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Michigan-based low-speed electric vehicle manufacturer GGT ( GreenGoTek ) Electric has been awarded one of South Carolina’s first statewide contracts to bring low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) to the state’s automotive fleet. The initial target of the contract calls for GGT to deliver 10 of their E-Dyne all-electric passenger vans to the state of South Carolina for the first year, with the option for a second year renewal for another 10 vans.

NRC clears path for issuing licenses for two AP1000 reactors at Summer site in South Carolina

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way for the NRC’s Office of New Reactors (NRO) to issue the two Combined Licenses (COLs) for the South. Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and Santee Cooper application for the Summer site in South Carolina. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in a 4-1 vote, found its staff’s. review adequate to make the necessary regulatory safety and environmental findings, clearing the.

Plug In Carolina selects Eaton to supply and support EV charging stations throughout South Carolina

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Plug In Carolina has selected Eaton Corporation to supply and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in eight South Carolina cities. The project, which launched 15 June 2010, is funded by two state grants secured through the South Carolina Energy Office.

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

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DAY 3: Santee, South Carolina, to Ormond Beach, Florida SANTEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, to SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my destination in Florida. Here''s how the most recent leg of my journey went.

South Carolina Vehicle Conversion Centers Roll Out First Round of Propane Autogas Vehicles

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Greenville County, South Carolina and Light’N’Up, deployed 15 propane Autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States. Light’N’Up has been South and North Carolina’s police force vehicle specialist for 21 years.

University of South Carolina Genesis 2015 Plan To Cut Fleet CO2 Emissions by 90%

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Under its newly-unveiled Genesis 2015 plan, the University of South Carolina will reduce CO 2 emissions from its fleet of vehicles by 90% within five years. The plan puts Carolina among the nation’s first campuses committed to reducing its dependence on petroleum by introducing alternative fuels to power the buses, cars, trucks, motorcycles and maintenance vehicles needed in the everyday life of the university.

Plug In Carolina Selects AeroVironment to Supply, Install and Support Electric Car Charging Stations Throughout South Carolina

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Plug In Carolina has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) AV) to supply, install and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in seven South Carolina cities. The project, funded largely by two state grants secured through the South Carolina Energy Office and scheduled to launch 15 June 2010, features a family of charging stations with one, two, or four charge points each.

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

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So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That''s not to say I haven''t learned a few things in traveling via the newly-completed network of Tesla Supercharger DC quick-charging stations. One of them would be that cold weather really does cut the range of electric

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

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General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Like other new electric cars, the Volt is only available in a few states. Before today’s announcement, it was available in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut

Next Generation Mercedes eSprinter To Be Produced At Three Sites

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Ladson/North Charleston in South Carolina is one of them

Gas and electric USPS trucks will be powered by Ford

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government in Spartanburg, South Carolina starting in summer 2023. Oshkosh Defense on Tuesday announced that it plans to build its next-generation postal vehicles—some of which will be battery-electric—for the U.S.

Volvo will make its US plant all-electric before others—even China

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Volvo plans to produce only electric cars at its South Carolina, factory ahead of factories in other markets.

Polestar 3 electric SUV due in 2022: Mach-E, Model Y rival will be US-built

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customers alongside Volvo Cars vehicles at Ridgeville, South Carolina. Polestar has announced that its first all-electric SUV, called Polestar 3, is due in 2022 and will be built in the U.S.

BMW expands hydrogen fuel cell commitment

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BMW Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news BMW Manufacturing fuel cells hydrogen fuel cell South Carolina USAAt one time hydrogen fuel cells appeared to have been surpassed by electrification as the future of the automotive industry: but now the technology is fighting back, albeit inside the manufacturing plants rather than on our roads. The latest example comes at BMW Manufacturing, which has expanded its hydrogen fuel cell material handling equipment at [.].

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Oshkosh selects Spartanburg, S.C. to build next-generation USPS delivery fleet

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Oshkosh Defense has selected Spartanburg, South Carolina to be the home of its efforts to build the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) for the US Postal Service. Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, will open a dedicated facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina where it will build the United States Postal Service (USPS) Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).

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Polestar 3 electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the US

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The forthcoming Polestar 3 will be manufactured alongside new Volvo vehicles at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Polestar vehicles built in South Carolina will be for sale in the United States.

Polestar 3 Electric Performance SUV to be Manufactured in the USA

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The forthcoming Polestar 3, an aerodynamic electric performance SUV, will be manufactured alongside new Volvo vehicles at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Polestar vehicles built in South Carolina will be for sale in the United States.

Polestar 3 electric SUV to be built and sold in the US

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The all-electric SUV will be manufactured at the Volvo Cars production center in South Carolina and supported by retail “Spaces” across the US.

ZF lands several-billion-euro orders from NA OEMs for new PowerLine commercial vehicle transmission

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In 2023, production will start in Gray Court, South Carolina. To be able to manufacture additional volumes for North American customers as of 2023, ZF relies on the know-how of its transmission plant in Gray Court, South Carolina.

Electric buses receive huge cash boost

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BASF to increase capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts; TWCs from autos

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BASF is expanding its Seneca, South Carolina Platinum Group Metals (PGM) refining facility. The company will invest double-digit millions in capital improvements to increase refining capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts such as automotive catalytic converters. Recycled metal has as much as 90% lower CO 2 emissions than metal from primary mines. By recovering the precious metals for reuse in fresh catalysts BASF closes the loop with circular economy solutions.

US Postal Service contractor chooses propane for parcel deliveries; F-750s with ROUSH tech

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The vehicles are used for contracted parcel delivery routes between USPS locations in North and South Carolina. For the first time, some US Postal Service packages are being delivered via emission-reducing propane autogas trucks.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Earlier this year the company announced the planned construction of a battery assembly line at its US plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. Last year, Volvo Cars signed long-term supply agreements with two leading global battery suppliers, CATL of China and LG Chem of South Korea.

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Volvo’s US-made EV plans, Audi plug-in hybrids, NJ electric transit: Today’s Car News

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And Volvo is planning to make electric SUVs and their battery packs in South Carolina. New Jersey is going electric, with a $5,000 vehicle incentive and a comprehensive plan. Audi’s latest plug-in hybrids arrive soon and supplement its EVs in the lineup.

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Siemens Energy teams up with Duke Energy, Clemson University to study hydrogen use

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Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy’s combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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Web site helps electric car drivers evacuate Florence, Tesla extends range

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Efforts have begun to help North and South Carolina and Virginia residents who drive electric cars to evacuate Hurricane Florence. Mass evacuations, as well as hurricanes, pose a special challenge for electric cars. Older models still have relatively short ranges, and may require multiple recharges to get far enough away from a hurricane the size

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BMW doubles battery production in US for coming X3 and X5 plug-in hybrids

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BMW is doubling is battery production capacity in preparation for producing two new plug-in hybrids at its South Carolina factory. The company plans to begin producing the 2020 BMW X5 xDrive 45e plug-in hybrid SUV there on August 1, followed by the new plug-in hybrid X3 xDrive 30e in December. The two vehicles—and the expanded battery. Plug-In Hybrids lithium-ion batteries

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Study: annual climate impact of wild pigs could be greater than 1.1M cars

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This investment expands the pilot program to new projects in Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs (feral swine), are releasing around 4.9

Next generation eSprinter electric van to be built at three plants

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Mercedes-Benz will build the next generation eSprinter electric van, which is based on the newly developed Electric Versatility Platform ( earlier post ), at three locations: North Charleston, South Carolina; and Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde in Germany.

Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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The S60 is built at Volvo’s new Charleston plant in South Carolina on Volvo’s SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which also underpins the award-winning S90, V60, V90, XC60 and XC90. Volvo has extended its S60 range—the third generation of the premium mid-size sedan—to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all­wheel­drive gasoline-electric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftsmanship.

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Lucid Motors selects AZ for EV factory

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Barron is an 18-year veteran of BMW, where he ensured the timely launches of various BMW model lines and managed functional areas in both South Carolina and Germany. Luxury EV startup Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Arizona, as the location for its factory. The site selection team evaluated more than 60 potential sites in 13 states throughout the United States. The Lucid factory program will be overseen by Brian Barron, Lucid’s Director of Manufacturing.

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Proterra electric buses pass 2M revenue-miles mark

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Proterra has 63 buses on the road today in Texas, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and Washington. In 2014, Clemson Area Transit (CATBUS) in Seneca, South Carolina became the first transit system in North America to completely electrify its entire fleet, following the deployment of Proterra battery-electric buses. Proterra Inc. announced that its US fleet has surpassed two million miles of revenue service.

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Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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In the US, the company’s Charleston, South Carolina-based manufacturing plant has tapped into a well-established rail cargo network taking new cars to depots in cities across North America.

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Huh?

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Associated Press report in The State of Columbia, South Carolina "The Volt overcomes range, noise and power issues that plagued previous electric cars." Noise issues?

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