Volvo to boost electric vehicle production in South Carolina

A Volvo car rolls off the assembly line. Image via Volvo

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. — Volvo Cars will invest $118 million into its plant in Ridgeville to build Polestar 3 electric vehicles with its affiliate, Polestar Cars, company officials announced Wednesday.

The Ridgefield plant now produces the Volvo S60 luxury sedan for U.S. and export markets. The Polestar 3 is the third vehicle scheduled to be built at the South Carolina plant.

The company says the expansion brings the total Volvo Cars investment in South Carolina to more than $1.2 billion.