Volkswagen Group will build its Scout Motors assembly plant in South Carolina, according to a tweet by the state’s governor Friday morning.
Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted: “This morning we got the call that Scout Motors is coming to South Carolina – bringing with them 4,000 new jobs and a $2 billion investment! This decision will provide thousands of South Carolinians jobs, opportunities and prosperity for generations to come.”
The plant, set to build electric-powered pickups and SUVs, will be Volkswagen’s second U.S. assembly factory along with its existing operations in Chattanooga. Production is expected to begin in 2026.
No further details about the new plant were immediately available. Volkswagen’s board has been meeting in Germany today and reportedly is discussing plans for new plants in North America.
This report will be updated.