Envision AESC to build another battery plant in South Carolina
Battery cell manufacturer Envision AESC has officially announced the construction of another factory in the USA. 810 million US dollars will go into the construction of the new plant with a targeted annual capacity of 30 GWh in Florence in the US state of South Carolina. However, the construction had been announced.
BMW to source round cells from AESC in the USA
BMW is pumping 1.7 billion US dollars into the production of electric cars in the USA. The investment is to flow into the conversion of the plant in Spartanburg and the construction of a battery assembly centre. The cell supplier will be Envision AESC, who is building a cell factory in South Carolina.
Bosch will produce fuel cell stacks in the US
Bosch announces its first fuel cell stack production in the United States, bolstered with over $200 million investment. The new lines will go live at the supplier’s Anderson factory, South Carolina, and Bosch expects the stacks to power Class 8 hydrogen trucks from 2026.
BMW plans to introduce new BEV models in China
BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its involvement in China. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models – but unlike the iX3, these are not to be built for the global market.
Volvo’s Ridgeville plant to go fully electric
The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility. The company says that here, the fully electric cars “of the new generation will be built” before Europe and China.
Polestar 3 to be manufactured in the USA
Swedish electric car brand Polestar announces that its first SUV model, called Polestar 3, will be produced locally for customers in the US, at Volvo Cars’ Ridgeville manufacturing centre. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.
Mercedes expands eSprinter production
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants from 2023, with two of them in Germany. Additionally, the vehicle will then also be based on a new platform.
Arrival announces first micro-factory in the USA
British EV developer Arrival has announced its first micro-factory in the USA. It is under construction in York County in the state of South Carolina and scheduled to produce electric buses from the fourth quarter of 2021. The talk is of 1,000 battery buses per year.
Volvo looking to build electric XC-90 in the USA
According to a media report, Volvo will produce the fully-electric version of its XC90 SUV model at its Ridgeville plant in South Carolina and will also build a plant to produce the battery packs for the model on the site starting this autumn.