Sunday, January 23, 2022

Proterra to build battery assembly plant in South Carolina

Proterra is building another production facility for battery systems. The new plant is being built in Greer, South Carolina and the plant is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.

Proterra manufactures both electric utility vehicles and battery systems for itself and third parties. The new factory at the Carolina Commerce Center in Greer is expected to add “several gigawatt-hours per year” of annual battery system production capacity.

According to Proterra, this will be the company’s third battery production facility in the USA. The minimum investment is expected to be US$76 million, with further investment planned in the coming years to expand the plant:

“From 2025, the factory is expected to offer additional production capacity for battery systems as well as the production of auxiliary systems for electric vehicles and equipment for medium and heavy-duty vehicles”

Proterra Statement

Proterra has now built its business on three pillars: ‘Proterra Powered’ offers battery systems and electrification solutions for commercial vehicle manufacturers, ‘Proterra Transit’ operates as a classic electric bus manufacturer and ‘Proterra Energy’ specialises in turnkey charging and energy management solutions. The company has branches in Silicon Valley, South Carolina and Los Angeles.

The battery systems produced in Greer in the future will primarily go to Proterra Powered customers, including manufacturers of delivery vehicles, industrial plants and buses. But probably not only, as an accompanying release says:

“By opening the company’s first EV battery system factory on the East Coast of the United States, Proterra will bring battery production closer to its Proterra Powered customers and its own Proterra Transit electric bus manufacturing operations.”

Proterra Statement

So the battery systems are also likely to find their way into the company’s own electric bus manufacturing.

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