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Friday, 18 June 2021 21:44

Volvo Cars Invests $118M in Electrified Vehicle Production in SC

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Volvo Cars will invest an additional $118 million into its Ridgeville, SC, plant to build the Polestar 3 on the Volvo Car Group’s next generation electric architecture, under contract for its affiliate, Polestar Cars.

Polestar is the Swedish electric performance brand launched by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding in 2017.
 
The Ridgeville plant currently produces the Volvo S60 luxury sedan for U.S. and export markets. The fully electric Polestar 3 will join the S60 and the next generation of electrified Volvo cars coming out of the same facility.
 
“Our South Carolina team has done a remarkable job producing the award-winning S60 and readying the plant for the next generation of electrified Volvo cars,” said Javier Varela, senior vice president of industrial operations and quality, Volvo Car Group. “Now, with the contract to produce the fully electric Polestar 3, we continue to expand our manufacturing operations for electrified vehicles.”

 

“We are proud to bring these new growth opportunities to Ridgeville and continue to grow our presence in the United States,” said Anders Gustafsson, senior vice president of Volvo Car Americas and president and CEO of Volvo Car USA.
 
The global transformation for Volvo Cars continues with this announcement, signifying a cumulative investment of more than $1.2 billion in the South Carolina operation with room for future growth. In addition to its manufacturing footprint, Volvo Cars continues to invest heavily in technology and design and its Americas Region sales operation, including employee training and development.

 

Source: Volvo Car USA

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