Volvo to build Charleston-area battery plant to power SC-made vehicles
Volvo Cars will build a facility at its Ridgeville campus to make batteries for an all-electric version of the automaker’s popular XC90 SUV, the company said.
Construction is expected to start this fall next to the automaker’s final assembly building off of U.S. Interstate 26. The project is part of a $600 million additional investment in the site that Volvo announced in 2017 that also includes new offices, a second production line and a training center called Volvo Car University.
The battery factory will be completed in time for the company to begin production in South Carolina of a next-model XC90 in early 2022.