Automotive & EV

Driving New Automotive Technology

Top 10

State for EV investment

20 of the Top 100

Global OEM Suppliers


Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast

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North Carolina Ranked America’s #1 State for Business

For the second year in a row, CNBC has named North Carolina America’s Top State for Business. A world-class workforce played a major role in securing the top spot as did a thriving economy and a low cost of living.

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Toyota Announces $8B Expansion at its North Carolina-Based EV Battery Plant

Toyota will invest an additional $8 billion in its first North American EV battery manufacturing facility, adding another 3,000 jobs. The project was first announced as a $1.29 billion investment in 2021, with expansions in 2022 and 2023.

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HEYCO-Werk USA Will Invest $12 Million In Auto Plastics Production Facility

HEYCO-Werk USA Inc., a plastics injection molder for the automotive industry, will create 34 new jobs in Gaston County. The company will invest more than $12.75 million to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Gaston County.

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The birthplace of stock-car racing and the nexus of all things NASCAR, North Carolina is home to more than 250 automotive manufacturing establishments.

growth in the automotive sector since 2013
new jobs in EV announced since 2021
unionization rate, 2nd lowest in the country
auto-engineering degrees conferred annually

Growing at an Electric Pace

Since 2021, 15 electric vehicle and battery component manufacturers like VinFast and Toyota have announced plans to grow in North Carolina, investing nearly $20B. They join a distinct field of over 250 automotive and transportation manufacturers.

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EV from A to Z

Lithium mining production, carbide semiconductor manufacturing, vehicle parts manufacturing, battery recycling… You’ll find more than 250 automotive and EV companies at every step of the supply chain in North Carolina.

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Leading Electric Grid Research

Our state sits at the forefront of modernizing electrical infrastructure. Industry leaders like Hitachi Energy, GE, Siemens, ABB, and Schneider Electric are pioneering new grid technologies in every aspect of the field.

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Training to Take Charge

UNC Charlotte has a center dedicated to EVs and autonomous car research, while North Carolina A&T, in partnership with local technical colleges, is leading a $24 million grant to train working adults for careers in clean energy.

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Automotive Companies in North Carolina

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Forza X1

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GKN Driveline

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Good Year

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Thomas Built Buses

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John Deere

I owe so much to North Carolina. It’s the greatest state to do business in.

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Lena Hobbs-Brown

Lena Hobbs-Brown

Business Development Associate