More than $8.7 million investment will create 50 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – STAR EV, a specialized electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The more than $8.7 million investment will create 50 new jobs.
Founded in 2003, STAR EV manufactures golf carts, off‐road carts and other recreational vehicles and distributes them from more than 200 locations worldwide. The company also offers a line of accessories such as flip sets, tires, brush guards and stereos.
Located at 378 Neely Ferry Road in Simpsonville, STAR EV’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2025. Individuals interested in joining the STAR EV team should visit the company’s contact webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“We are ecstatic to be expanding our manufacturing operations to better serve our customers. This expansion will raise our STAR EV Brand recognition to a new level in the global market. We’d like to thank Greenville County and the state for their outstanding support and we look forward to this continued partnership for years to come.” ‐STAR EV CEO Jane Zhang
“While we work every day to bring new companies to South Carolina, it is always exciting to see one of our existing businesses expand. We celebrate STAR EV’ $8.7 million investment in Greenville County and the 50 new jobs the company will create.” ‐Gov. Henry McMaster
“With golf and other outdoor recreational activities being such a crucial aspect our tourism industry, we are thrilled when companies like STAR EV invest further in our state. We congratulate this company and look forward to their continued growth.” ‐Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“STAR EV’s growth is due in large part to the organization’s focus on the booming future of electric vehicles and their superior manufacturing capabilities and team. As a highly respected and innovative manufacturer, we welcome their latest expansion here in Greenville County.” ‐Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board member Willis Meadows
FIVE FAST FACTS
∙ STAR EV is expanding operations in Greenville County.
∙ The more than $8.7 million investment will create 50 new jobs.
∙ STAR EV is a specialized low speed electric vehicle manufacturer.
∙ Located at 378 Neely Ferry Road in Simpsonville, S.C.
∙ Individuals interested in joining the STAR EV team should visit the company’s contact webpage.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world‐class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes‐Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports STARtups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro‐business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Marketing and International Manager