RIDGEVILLE, SC—Volvo Cars will invest an additional $118 million to build the Polestar 3 SUV at its assembly plant here. The three-year-old facility currently only makes the S60 mid-size sedan. However, it will soon produce two electric crossover vehicles, plus a battery-powered version of the Volvo XC 90.
“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,” says Javier Varela, senior vice president of industrial operations and quality at 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,” adds Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA.