BMW has broken ground on its $700 million high-voltage battery assembly plant in Woodruff, SC. The 315-acre site will be home to a 1-million-square-foot facility where electric vehicle batteries will be produced. The site will include a technology building, cafeteria, energy center, and fire department.
It’s part of BMW’s $1.7 billion investment in EV production in the state, including the company’s nearby Plant Spartanburg. Envision AESC will make battery cells that are shipped to Woodruff to make EV batteries.
“Today’s groundbreaking is the start of a new era at Plant Spartanburg as we prepare to produce fully electric BMW X models for the world. The road to the future begins here in Woodruff as we build on our legacy of producing high-quality vehicles right here in the U.S.,” said BMW Manufacturing CEO Robert Engelhorn.
BMW plans to produce six fully electric vehicles in the U.S. by 2030.
Angela Noote is a native of Northern California and graduated from Chico State with a degree in public relations. After college she moved to the Central Coast and worked first in ad sales then in editorial, eventually spending more than a decade as a print reporter and editor. She detoured into design work at a printer/publisher, and with a partner eventually opened a boutique full-service marketing agency. Moving into corporate communications, she built and managed several successful marketing teams in the hospitality, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently she was an internal comms manager in the tech sector. After a long stint spent in Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Baton Rouge, LA and has written for clients in the financial, luxury imports, higher ed, commercial cleaning, and medical equipment industries. Her son is a media arts major at the University of South Carolina, and her husband owns a comedy theater in Baton Rouge, where you can often find Angi teaching improv classes, leading corporate training events, or doing an occasional stand up set.