Upstate electric car plant to invest $21M, add 370 jobs

Columbia, SC - CHARLESTON, SC (WMBF) - A new manufacturing company specializing in state-of-the-art electric vehicles is being welcomed with open arms in Spartanburg County by both local and state leaders.

Gov. Mark Sanford joined state legislators Thursday morning in Spartanburg County to welcome CT&T to the region. The company, whose headquarters are located in South Korea, is expected to invest $21 million in its South Carolina facility and create 370 jobs.

"This announcement is both great news for the Upstate's economy and an incredible compliment to our state," Sanford said. "CT&T's decision to put down roots in South Carolina serves as a reminder that we're making strides, even in these challenging economic times."

The new facility in Duncan will be located at the Highway 290 Commerce Park. The facility manufacture CT&T's flagship eZone vehicle. The vehicle is an all-electric, low speed vehicle that offers a range of up to 70 miles in a single charge.

CT&T also has U.S. operations located in Atlanta and Long Beach, CA.

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