Scout Building New $2 Billion EV Plant Between Charlotte and Columbia, Creating 4,000 Jobs


Today, Scout Motors, a spinoff of Volkswagen Group, made a massive investment of $2 billion South Carolina to build a new EV manufacturing plant, which will create around 4,000 new jobs for our region.

“Scout Motors will provide thousands of South Carolinians with previously un-imagined opportunities and prosperity for generations to come,” South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster noted in a press release. “The Palmetto State, with its rich history, superior people, and sterling automotive manufacturing reputation, is the perfect place to re-start this iconic American brand.”

The sprawling new facility will be located on a 1,100 acre site in Blythewood off Interstate 77, about 22 miles north of Columbia and about 90 miles south of Charlotte.

The first production of the all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs is expected to begin by the end of 2026, with the plant reaching full capacity and producing more than 200,000 vehicles annually.

Scout Motors was launched last May with the mission to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs inspired by the original Scout vehicle from 1960 to 1980. Located in Tysons, Virginia, the company is now an independent entity of Volkswagen.

If you’re interested in a new career with Scout, you can visit the recruitment website here.