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Scout Motors pauses work on EV assembly site to await federal permit, plant still on track

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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COLUMBIA — Crews have temporarily stopped work clearing trees and excavating at the site of Scout Motors electric vehicle assembly plant, located just outside Columbia, as the fledgling automaker awaits a federal environmental permit. Construction timelines remain on schedule despite the stoppage. “Construction work at the Scout Motors site is not ending; this is a pause in activity while permitting moves forward," Richland County Economic Development Director Jeff Ruble and South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey said in a joint statement. The assembly plant has been celebrated as an...

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