101 Best South Carolina Automotive Companies and Startups

March 29, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best South Carolina based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top South Carolina Automotive Startups

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PureCars

PureCars

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Pure Auto offers online value reports, information, listing and advertising services on used cars and trucks for car buyers and sellers.

Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company

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Development, manufacture and distribution of alternative fueled trucks

Alkane Truck Company

TrakItNow

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TrakItNow is an internet of things company.

Alkane Truck Company

Diesel Laptops

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Diesel Laptops provides diagnostic software and hardware for commercial truck,, automobile, and off-road industries.

Alkane Truck Company

Continental Tire

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Continental Corporation is a supplier of brake systems and components for the powertrain, chassis, and instrumentation.

Alkane Truck Company

Sage Automotive Interiors

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Sage Automotive Interiors develops and manufactures innovative automotive bodycloth and headliners.

Alkane Truck Company

AVX Corporation

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AVX Corporation (AVX) is a manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and related products.

Alkane Truck Company

HUBNER Group

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HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG counts among the system providers for high-tech industrial products with long-lasting traditions.

Alkane Truck Company

Sunex Tools

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Sunex Tools develops and manufactures tools to serve the automotive aftermarket and the industrial and commercial segments.

Alkane Truck Company

Hudson Automotive Group

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Hudson Automotive Group is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business that serves customers with all their automotive needs.

Alkane Truck Company

BMW Manufacturing Co.

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BMW Manufacturing employs 8,000 people to produce the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and the X4 and X6 Sports Activity Coupe.

Alkane Truck Company

Michelin North America

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Michelin North America designs, manufactures, and sells tires.

Alkane Truck Company

TCi Tire Centers

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Tire Centers specializes in manufacturing of custom-mold and pre-mold truck tyres.

Alkane Truck Company

Southeastern Freight Lines

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Southeastern Freight Lines is a freighting company that provides local and national transportation services for goods.

Alkane Truck Company

JH Global Services

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JH Global Services is an electric vehicle company.

Alkane Truck Company

Insignia Group

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Insignia Group is an automotive company providing vehicle personalization services.

Alkane Truck Company

U.S. Engine Valve

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US Engine Valve is an Automotive company that manufactures products through qualified network distributors and retailers.

Alkane Truck Company

SSC Space U.S. (formerly Universal Space Network)

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SSC Space U.S. (formerly Universal Space Network) is a global supplier of advanced space services.

Alkane Truck Company

Griffin

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Griffin designs and builds a wide range of custom radiators that cools everything from vintage vehicles to industrial equipment.

Alkane Truck Company

Harsco Rail

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Harsco Rail is a railroad manufacturer that supplies railway track maintenance and construction services.

Alkane Truck Company

Flex Box

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Flex Box develops and manufactures shipping containers.

Alkane Truck Company

PurePower Technologies, Inc.

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PurePower Technologies is an automotive company offering fuel systems and emissions control solutions.

Alkane Truck Company

Glory Cycles

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One of North America’s oldest yet most innovative online bicycle retailers. Delivering “the exact bike you want”

Alkane Truck Company

Fab Fours

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Fab Fours is steel bumper and accessory manufacturer dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and design in every product.

Alkane Truck Company

Bluewater Thermal

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Bluewater Thermal Solutions (BTS) is the largest commercial thermal solutions provider based in North America.

Alkane Truck Company

Baker Motor Company

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Baker Motor Company is a car dealership located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Alkane Truck Company

Goodwin Honda

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We specialize in exceptional service and treat every customer with respect while making the car buying process a unique.

Alkane Truck Company

Zapp RideShare, Inc

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Zapp RideShare is low-speed, electric vehicles rented and shared from the Zapp App. Our mission is to change the way people commute.

Alkane Truck Company

Fleks

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Fleks is a car subscription company that provides rental cars with self-driving options, change of car, and various subscriptions.

Alkane Truck Company

Performance Friction Brakes

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Performance Friction Brakes is a automotive company located in Clover.

Alkane Truck Company

JTEKT North America

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JTEKT North America is a new global company combining modern technology with a rich heritage of quality.

Alkane Truck Company

kVA

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kVA is an automotive company that provides functional safety and technical support for automotive products.

Alkane Truck Company

American Mitsuba

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American Mitsuba is a manufacturing company that produces a wide range of products for improved automobile safety and comfort.

Alkane Truck Company

Premiere Automation

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Premiere Automation is an automotive company that provides robot programming and PLC programming services.

Alkane Truck Company

BGI, LLC

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BGI is a defense & space company specializing in military, aviation, and engineering services.

Alkane Truck Company

Midlands Honda

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Midlands Honda is a car dealership specializing in Honda cars in Columbia, SC.

Alkane Truck Company

DC Machine

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DC Machine is a gun barrel manufacturing company.

Alkane Truck Company

E-Z On

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E-Z On is a manufacturing company that produces auto headliners and convertible replacement tops for domestic and import cars.

Alkane Truck Company

Zenvo Automotive

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Zenvo Automotive is a sports car manufacturer.

Alkane Truck Company

Colors on Parade

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Colors on Parade is an automotive company offering paint and dent repair services.

Alkane Truck Company

Technico

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Technico is a manufacturing company that produces machine components for automotive, heavy industry and food service.

Alkane Truck Company

Spartanburg Steel Products

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Spartanburg Steel Products is an automotive company that manufactures metal stampings and welded sub-assemblies.

Alkane Truck Company

NuLife Municipal Truck Center

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NuLife Municipal Truck Center is a waste management truck seller.

Alkane Truck Company

Southern Tank Transport

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Southern Tank Transport is a cargo and freight company that renders transportation of cement, lime, sand, fly ash and plastics.

Alkane Truck Company

BestDrive

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BestDrive is an automotive company that provides wheel alignment, retreads, fleet tire management, and training services.

Alkane Truck Company

Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath

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Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath manufactures fluid flow systems for vehicle applications.

Alkane Truck Company

Sparks Toyota

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Sparks Toyota is a car dealership and service center.

Alkane Truck Company

Deal Depot

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Deal Depot Inc. is a car dealership firm that deals with pre-owned vehicle sales and finance facility serving Upstate South Carolina.

Alkane Truck Company

BlueDevil Products

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BlueDevil Products is a provider of automotive consumable products,stop leak solutions, fluid additives, and repair products.

Alkane Truck Company

United Tool & Mold

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United Tool & Mold is a provider of engineering changes and repair services for the plastic injection and blows molding industry.

Alkane Truck Company

Bintelli Electric Vehicles

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Bintelli Electric Vehicles is a distributor of motor scooters, electric bikes, go karts, ATVs, and electric vehicles.

Alkane Truck Company

Taskmaster Components

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Taskmaster Components is a tire and wheel manufacturing company.

Alkane Truck Company

Jim Hudson

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Jim Hudson is an automotive dealership group.

Alkane Truck Company

KYMCO

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KYMCO is a distributor of scooters, motorcycles, ATVs, and side by sides.

Alkane Truck Company

Valley Auto Loans

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Valley Auto Loans is an auto financing company that offers auto refinancing, vehicle leasing and loans for new and used cars.

Alkane Truck Company

HP Carriers

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HP Carriers is a company that establish strategic alliances with customers and suppliers in the transportation area.

Alkane Truck Company

Stokes Honda

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Stokes Honda is a car dealership and service center.

Alkane Truck Company

Tuffaloy Products

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Tuffaloy Products is a stocking manufacturer of standard and custom resistance welding consumables and accessories.

Alkane Truck Company

AplusB Software Corporation

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SimuRide Professional Driving Simulator Software Products helps beginners and commercial drivers

Alkane Truck Company

Advanced Ceramic Coatings

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Advanced Ceramic Coatings specializes in applications of airfoils and thermal spray coatings for the aerospace industry.

Alkane Truck Company

Diversified Coatings Systems

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Diversified Coatings Systems provides outstanding automotive paint finishing services for the automotive sector.

Alkane Truck Company

Oliver Rubber Company

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Oliver Rubber Company manufactures and distributes tread rubber products.

Alkane Truck Company

OC Welch Ford Lincoln

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OC Welch Ford Loln is an automotive company offering new Ford car, used SUVs, and parts.

Alkane Truck Company

Pleasurecraft Engine

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Pleasurecraft Engine is a watersports boats and motor yachts engine manufacturer.

Alkane Truck Company

Galaxy Chemical Corporation

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Galaxy Chemical Corporation is an automotive company that specializes in automobiles chemical paints.

Alkane Truck Company

MEKRA Lang North America

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MEKRA Lang North America is a producer of vision systems for vehicles.

Alkane Truck Company

W International

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W International is a full-service manufacturer of metal fabrications for the aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy industries.

Alkane Truck Company

GenesisFour Corporation

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GenesisFour Corporation is Automotive and Truck Shop management software company.

Alkane Truck Company

Carolina Bus Sales

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Carolina Bus Sales provides school bus sales and service.

Alkane Truck Company

Charleston Hospitality Group

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Charleston Hospitality Group is a restaurant specializing in dining, nightlife, and transportation services.

Alkane Truck Company

Zeppelin Cat

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Zeppelin Cat manufactures caterpillar machines as well as provides rental services for new and secondhand mining and construction equipment.

Alkane Truck Company

Ionic Technologies

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Ionic Technologies offers advanced heat and surface treatment technologies.

Alkane Truck Company

Treely

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Timber Industry Collaboration, Commerce, and Logistics

Alkane Truck Company

Noonan Ultimate Race Engineering

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Noonan Ultimate Race Engineering design and develop engines and billet component for racing cars with maintenance and repair services.

Alkane Truck Company

Charleston Auto Auction

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Charleston Auto Auction deals in automotive sales, resale of used, reused cars and auction services.

Alkane Truck Company

Vic Bailey Automotive

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Vic Bailey Automotive is an automotive firm that provides vehicle dealerships, used cars, parts, accessories, and auto sale services.

Alkane Truck Company

Lancaster Motor Company

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Lancaster Motor Company is a vehicle dealer that provides finance, accessories, and vehicle services.

Alkane Truck Company

Dell Corning

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Dell Corning is a manufacturer and supplier of the automotive disposable seat cover, film extrusion, printing and specialty products.

Alkane Truck Company

Innovative Vehicle Solutions

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Innovative Vehicle Solutions provides weight truck bodies work configuration – including cargo, food service, beverage, parcel, and laundry.

Alkane Truck Company

Starling Chevrolet

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Starling Chevrolet offers new and used commercial and private vehicles for sale and provides vehicle financing, and servicing facilities.

Alkane Truck Company

Latitude Applied Technologies

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Latitude Applied Technologies is a supplier company of automotive face fabric, adhesives, insulation, and shipping materials.

Alkane Truck Company

Sportsman’s Choice Marine

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Sportsman’s Choice Marine specializes in all outdoor needs such as boats, ATVs, UTVs, motors, and trailers.

Alkane Truck Company

Revels Turf & Tractor

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Revels Turf & Tractor provides golf lawn care and sports turf equipment.

Alkane Truck Company

Applied Machinery Sales

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Applied Machinery Sales is an official distributor of Merlo machinery in the USA engaged in the import and distribution of Merlo machinery.

Alkane Truck Company

CTEK Smarter

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CTEK Battery Chargers Are Trusted by Top Brands.

Alkane Truck Company

Herndon Chevrolet

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Herndon Chevrolet is a car dealer offering new vehicles, used and rental cars, secure financing, certified Chevrolet service, and parts.

Alkane Truck Company

Lugoff Toyota

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Lugoff Toyota is a distributor of vehicles and automotive parts.

Alkane Truck Company

Associates Asset Recovery

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Associates Asset Recovery is a collection agency that offers marine, aircraft, large vehicles, automotive, and motorcycle recovery services.

Alkane Truck Company

Electric Red, Inc.

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A cloud-only MSP leader in IT Networking, Security & Collaboration with a district focus on enterprise ERP & Supply Chain business software.

Alkane Truck Company

Roy Metal Finishing

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Roy Metal Finishing is provides barrel and rack zinc and zinc alloy plating.

Alkane Truck Company

Get 2 It Parts

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Get 2 It Parts offers spare parts for many of the small displacement ATV’s, dirt bikes, go karts, mopeds, and scooters that have been

Alkane Truck Company

Autodeals

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Autodeals offers cloud-based auto dealer management solution software.

Alkane Truck Company

The Gilstrap Family Dealerships

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The Gilstrap Family Dealerships is an automotive-based car dealership & vehicle repair firm selling cars & deals in vehicle repair services.

Alkane Truck Company

Fairway Lincoln

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Fairway Lincoln is a car dealership and service center.

Alkane Truck Company

Bradshaw Automotive

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Bradshaw Automotive is an automotive company that offers new cars, used vehicles, sales, and services.

Alkane Truck Company

Christopher Trucks

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Christopher Trucks is an authorized commercial vehicle dealer that specializes in trucks & heavy-duty vehicle sales and services.

Alkane Truck Company

Smith Motor Company

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Smith Motor Company is a car dealership that offers used cars for sale.

Alkane Truck Company

OBCO Chemical Corporation

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OBCO Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of a variety of automotive, laundry, equipment, janitorial and restaurant supplies.

Alkane Truck Company

CORE

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CORE is a car racing firm that operates numerous motorsport programs and competes in IMSA weathertech sports car championship.

Alkane Truck Company

Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

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Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is an auto dealership and service center offering new and used vehicles.

Alkane Truck Company

Bell And Bell Buick GMC Trucks

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Bell And Bell Buick GMC Trucks is an authorized dealership and seller of Buick and GMC vehicles and offers used cars and auto financing.

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