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.

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.

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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.

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.

South Carolina Opening Two Hydrogen Fueling Stations

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Two hydrogen fueling stations are officially opening today in South Carolina: one in Sage Mill Industrial Park in Aiken County, the other in Columbia. The opening ceremonies will also dedicate the opening of the South Carolina Hydrogen Freeway between Aiken and Columbia. The Sage Mill facility is located in an advanced manufacturing park.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BMW expands hydrogen fuel cell commitment

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Electric buses receive huge cash boost

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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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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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BMW Electric SUV, Electric Motorcycle Road Trip, Best Green-Car Deals: Today's Car News

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BMW may build an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X at the Spartanburg, South Carolina. Today, we have a report of BMW building an electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X, an electric motorcycle road trip from Mexico to Canada, and the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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.

BMW Spartanburg plant now largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network

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On 23 June 1992, the BMW Group announced its decision to build its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. According to an independent study of University of South Carolina (Moore School of Business), the nationwide economic impact of BMW Group Plant Spartanburg is US$38.5

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Teijin to build new carbon fiber plant in US, expand precursor production in Japan

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Teijin Limited will establish a new carbon-fiber production facility in Greenwood, South Carolina, and will also form Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. TCF), a wholly owned subsidiary. TCF is expected to be incorporated this December and begin operating the new carbon-fiber production facility by the end of FY 2020.

GM Ups Investment In Electric-Bus Maker Proterra

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The Greenville, South Carolina company makes the EcoRide, a battery-electric bus that achieves the equivalent of 24 mpg in a diesel-engined bus. General Motors' venture capital arm GM Ventures has invested for the second time in Proterra Inc, an electric bus maker. Proterra's EcoRide can also be fast-charged in only ten minutes, and has a range of

UQM receives new follow-on order from Proterra to support increased demand for electric buses

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Proterra has more than 60 buses on the road today in Texas, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and Washington. UQM Technologies Inc. received a new order from electric bus maker Proterra for PowerPhase HD electric drive systems to be completed and shipped before the end of 2016.

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Clemson, SC purchases 10 Proterra electric buses

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million riders annually in three Upstate South Carolina counties, including the cities of Clemson and Seneca and the towns of Central and Pendleton as well as four universities, the fare-free CATbus system will have the largest zero-emission fleet in the Carolinas. Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure.

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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BMW does very well with its sport utility vehicles in North America, which is why they''re made in South Carolina. And with hybrid crossovers and sport utilities coming thick and fast, today saw the official unveiling of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The company had released details of the plug-in hybrid crossover concept

BMW and Nissan partner to deploy dual fast chargers across the US

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The fast chargers are available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan are partnering to offer public DC Fast charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an effort to support Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide.

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Electric bus maker Proterra raises $140M in Series 5 round

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Proterra aims to increase production in its East Coast facility, located in Greenville, South Carolina, by 300% and initiate production in its City of Industry facility in Los Angeles County. Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has raised $140 million in a Series 5 round. Proterra partnered with J.P.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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Proterra will utilize the $55 million to increase production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, while also bolstering research and development efforts at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley. Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a $55-million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140-million Series 5 in January.

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ArborGen LLC and Clemson University Form Research Cooperative on Woody Biomass for Biofuels

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The cooperative will support South Carolina’s ethanol industry based on existing cellulose conversion technology, foster multi-agency collaboration and engage students in research and internships. This partnership also will see Clemson engage ArborGen in the Bioenergy Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team investigating commercial bioethanol production in South Carolina.

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

DOE to award up $2.4M to four new solid oxide fuel cell projects

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Employing Accelerated Test Protocols to Full-Size Cells and Tuning Microstructures to Improve Robustness, Reliability, and Endurance of SOFC — The University of South Carolina will focus on understanding the effects of accelerated testing protocols on material structure and chemistry on electrochemical properties and durability of SOFCs. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) will award $15.9 million for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research and development.

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DOE 2015 SBIR/STTR Phase 2 Release 1 awards include 3 hydrogen projects

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Projects, each selected to receive about $1 million (subject to negotiation) include: Tetramer Technologies , LLC of Pendleton, South Carolina, will improve PEM electrolyzer ion exchange membranes to develop a lower cost, higher performance method of commercially generating on-site hydrogen by electrolyzing water.

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BMW utilises landfill gas for clean plant project

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Over the past eight years, the car maker’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been using hydrogen fuel generated from methane from a nearby landfill site to power at least 50 per cent of its [.]. BMW is investing in a research project to fully utilise methane gas from landfill and convert into usable hydrogen fuel.

Linde joins DOE’s H2USA to help promote fuel cell electric vehicles and build infrastructure

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One of the major contributors to this milestone is BMW Manufacturing at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where the company powers its entire hydrogen fuel cell fleet of more than 280 forklift trucks to service the plant’s production and logistics functions, making it one of the largest fuel cell forklift sites in the world.

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ZF opens passenger car transmission plant in the US; emphasis on 9-speed automatics

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Located in South Carolina, ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC will produce about 1.2 ZF chose South Carolina because numerous automobile manufacturers and suppliers are already located in the area, and the local government provided a number of great opportunities to build a new facility.

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NuHub, S.Carolina and Holtec parter to compete for $226M DOE SMR award

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NuHub, the State of South Carolina and Holtec International, Inc.,

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BMW, GM sites in top 5 US generators of onsite green power

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BMW Manufacturing earned a 2003 Green Power Leadership Award for using landfill gas to generate a portion of the power needed to operate its Spartanburg, South Carolina manufacturing facility. According to the latest Top 30 list for organizations generating and consuming the most green power on-site within the EPA Green Power Partnership, BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, SC and General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant rank fourth and fifth, respectively, with both using biogas.

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DOE awarding $13M to 5 companies for advanced nuclear reactor projects

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General Atomics partnering with the University of California at San Diego and the University of South Carolina - Fabrication and testing complex Silicon Carbide structures pertinent to advanced reactor concepts. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $13 million to five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies.

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BMW to invest $1B in Spartanburg, SC plant by 2016 to increase capacity by 50%; new BMW X7

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BMW plans to invest US$ 1 billion in the company’s South Carolina plant, boosting annual production capacity by 50% up to 450,000 vehicles by the end of 2016. Today’s capacity is around 300,000 vehicles. In addition to the X3, X5, X6, and the new X4, we are today announcing another all-new, larger X model to be manufactured exclusively at this plant for our world markets: the X7. —Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group.

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DOE’s BETO holding four alternative fuel workshops over next three weeks

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The Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop will be held 26–27 March in Charleston, South Carolina. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will hold four alternative fuel workshops over the next three weeks. The Demonstration and Deployment Strategy Workshop will be held 12–13 March at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source conference center outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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Linde hydrogen fueling stations in US reach over half million fills

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LLC at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where earlier this year the company more than doubled its fleet of material handling equipment which are fueled by hydrogen fueling systems provided by Linde. Hydrogen fueling stations in the US using Linde North America fueling technology have reached over half million fills, powering a variety of vehicles, including forklifts, cars and buses. One of the major contributors to the half million fill milestone is BMW Manufacturing Co.,

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