June 09, 2023

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Proterra to build third US battery factory for commercial electric vehicles 

Proterra to build third US battery factory

Proterra to build third US battery factory for commercial electric vehicles 

Proterra an American leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology has announced its plans to open a new EV battery system manufacturing plant in South Carolina to manufacture battery systems for commercial electric vehicles. Read further to know more about Proterra to build a third US battery factory. 

Proterra to build third US battery factory

Proterra to build third US battery factory

The company claims that it is the third battery factory in the US and the company’s first EV battery system factory on the East Coast of the United States, which will operate in the second half of 2022 to begin producing multiple GWh of annual battery system production capacity.

The company produce industry-leading battery systems for Proterra Powered customers’ commercial electric vehicles, including delivery and work trucks, industrial equipment, buses, and more.

The Proterra to invest at least $76 million and create over 200 new jobs with additional investments planned over the next several years. The company focuses on designing and manufacturing transit vehicles like buses which use its own battery systems.

By 2025, the factory is expected to support additional battery system production capacity, as well as the production of ancillary systems incorporated into electric medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles and equipment. Proterra’s new battery system manufacturing facility will be located at the 42.76-acre Carolina Commerce Center in Greer, South Carolina near Proterra’s electric bus manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina.
Proterra to build third US battery factory

“Electric vehicle technology is an opportunity to create clean energy jobs, strengthen American manufacturing, and advance the U.S.’s climate leadership on a global scale. Through opening our new battery system production plant, Proterra is proud to help realize these important goals while driving the transition to clean, quiet transportation with our EV technology,” said Gareth Joyce, President of Proterra.

“With our company’s history in South Carolina and the Upstate region, we are excited to build on our strong partnership with the state of South Carolina, Spartanburg County, and the City of Greer and bring EV battery system manufacturing to the region.”

“Today’s announcement by Proterra is further proof that South Carolina is leading the charge in the electric vehicle revolution. We applaud Proterra for the work they’re doing to create a more sustainable future for the transportation industry and look forward to their continued success in the Upstate,” said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. 

Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said “It’s clear that South Carolina is focused on the future. We’ve worked hard for years to cultivate our reputation as a global leader in the automotive industry, and we will ensure our continued success with the speed we are gaining in the electric vehicle market. We congratulate Proterra on their new EV battery production facility in Spartanburg County.”

“Proterra expanding their South Carolina operations with a presence in Spartanburg furthers our county’s status as an automotive leader, a manufacturing leader and the Upstate’s status as a leader in electric vehicles,” said Spartanburg County Council Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee David Britt.

Also, read related article: Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles creates 1,750 jobs

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