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.

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. Now Volvo has confirmed a battery plant will be part of a plant expansion to accommodate it and other

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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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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Electric buses receive huge cash boost

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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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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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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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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. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. Volvo has confirmed that a plant expansion in. Today in Car News

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

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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

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. McAbee Trucking, a freight shipping and trucking company based in Blacksburg, SC, purchased eight Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas, a domestically produced, clean and economical alternative fuel.

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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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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

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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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Pierburg, Swoboda, BASF and GM develop the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in series production

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It is currently produced at Pierburg’s facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina and placed on the 2019 Cadillac XT4. Pierburg (Rheinmetall Automotive), Swoboda, BASF and General Motors (GM) have developed the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in series production.

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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. Volvo Cars is significantly cutting CO 2 emissions in its logistics operations by switching transports between its manufacturing plants and new car depots from trucks to trains.

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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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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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GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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To transition to making materials for GM’s face mask production, GDC enlisted the help of OXCO in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Based on the number of requests for face masks for frontline workers, GM is increasing its production capacity for face masks at its Warren, Michigan facility.

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Electric car battery recycling centre opens

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The company has opened a $150million recycling centre for automotive batteries in Florence, South Carolina. What happens to electric car batteries when they have completed their lifespan? Johnson Controls (logo, pictured) has the answer. It is expected to recycle an impressive 132,000 metric tons every year – that’s more than 14million lead-acid automotive batteries. According [.].

UGA study links heavy-metal contamination to antibiotic resistance

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Thomas IV, an alumnus of the College of Public Health and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, found commonalities in soils contaminated with heavy metals on the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. Using a process known as genomic analysis, University of Georgia scientists have found a strong correlation between antibiotic resistance and heavy metal contamination in an environment. Jesse C.

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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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BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery production capacity

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BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina has doubled its capacity for production of high-voltage batteries. The plant’s own battery facility now produces the new fourth-generation batteries. These are intended for the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW X5 and the future BMW X3, also produced in Spartanburg. We have invested around ten million US dollars in a new battery assembly line and expanded the area to more than 8,000 square meters.

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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.

Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas are home to a quarter of the US population and consume 30% of electric power generated in the US. Coalitions are working toward similar goals in states including California, Connecticut, Ohio and South Carolina.

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Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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Production of the new S60 will start this fall at Volvo Cars’ brand new manufacturing facility outside Charleston, South Carolina. The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. The company said that the move highlights its commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

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