Electric vehicle battery manufacturer to build $810 million facility in South Carolina

Dec. 8, 2022
Envision AESC has selected Florence County, South Carolina, as the site for its new battery cell gigafactory.

Envision AESC has selected Florence County, South Carolina, as the site for its new battery cell gigafactory. The Japanese company recently announced a new multi-year partnership with BMW Group to supply battery cells for the company's electric vehicles. According to Envision AESC, their battery cells can provide 20% more energy density and extend vehicle range up to 30%. This new $810 million facility will help support the partnership and create 1,170 new jobs. According to the Office of Governor Henry McMaster, the 30GWh manufacturing facility will be powered by 100% net zero carbon energy.

In a recent quote, AESC Group CEO Shoichi Matsumoto said, “Our partnership with Florence County, South Carolina is part of our next phase battery strategy to power next generation EVs in the U.S. This facility is another milestone on our journey to building an electrification network in the U.S. and strengthens our commitment to grow the electrification supply chain while providing high value jobs for the community for years to come. We are making good progress on our ambition to create high-performance, longer-range batteries for a diverse range of automotive manufacturers worldwide to support the EV transition and we’re excited to bring Florence County on this journey with us.”

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