GREER, SC—Congratulations to Proterra! The Womble Bond Dickinson client announced plans to manufacture electric vehicle battery systems at a new facility in Spartanburg. The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs and represents a minimum investment of at least $76 million.
The multidisciplinary Womble Bond Dickinson team was led by Economic Development attorney Stephanie Yarbrough and included Real Estate attorneys Hunter Edwards and Bill Warnock as well as Economic Development attorneys Caroline Frey and Whit McGreevy and paralegal Denise Herlihy.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacturing of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) technology solutions for commercial applications. The new plant will be located in the Carolina Commerce Center in Spartanburg County. The project builds upon Proterra’s success with its East Coast electric bus manufacturing facility in nearby Greenville, S.C. The new facility will build battery systems for commercial electric vehicles, including delivery and work trucks, industrial equipment, buses and more.
In a statement, Proterra President Gareth Joyce said, “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. 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.”