Battery companies are at the forefront of innovation, as commercial vehicle electrification technology surges. Thus, we are seeing the rise of electrification and battery manufacturing plants all across the country.
As one example, Proterra has announced the company has produced its Proterra Powered EV (electric vehicle) battery at its new plant in South Carolina. Where this gets really innovative as the company has achieved end-to-end production for electric medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles and equipment.
Here is how this can help in manufacturing:
- Create new jobs with roles in engineering, production, quality, and design.
- Bring state-of-the-art production closer to home.
- Lead to more zero-emission transportation opportunities.
Looking to the future, we are going to see the rise in electrification in all areas of transportation—and we will need to fuel the plants to make this all happen. We will certainly keep an eye on lithium and other future battery materials.