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101 Best North Carolina Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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This article showcases our top picks for the best North 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

Top North Carolina Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

HZO

HZO

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HZO delivers customized protective nano and conformal coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding environments.

PRTI

PRTI

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PRTI is a full service environmental energy and technology firm.

PRTI

Tyrata

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Tyrata offers wireless sensors and systems that monitor and report on tire tread wear in real-time.

PRTI

Kerdea Technologies

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Kerdea Technologies develops micro-chip oxygen sensors designed to monitor the oxygen content in the exhaust gases.

PRTI

Shyft Auto

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Shyft Auto is a B2B marketplace that connects consumers to service facilities and drivers for on demand vehicle service.

PRTI

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions

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Atmospheric Plasma Solutions develops plasma power supplies and delivery systems.

PRTI

Revmotiv Technology Co

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EV Motors, Controllers, Battery Management Systems, Torque Control Unit

PRTI

Entigral Systems

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Entigral Systems is a developer of a sensor automation platform used for rapid, measurable improvements for asset management and tracking.

PRTI

Organic Transit

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The cleanest, most efficient vehicles on the planet

PRTI

Sonic Automotive

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Sonic Automotive, as a Fortune 500 company and member of the Russell 2000 Index, is among the largest automotive retailers in the United

PRTI

RAAAM Technologies

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RAAAM provides a unique on-chip memory technology which offers the highest-density embedded memory solution in any standard CMOS process.

PRTI

Driven Brands

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Driven Brands is a automotive aftermarket franchising platform whose brands include Meineke and Maaco.

PRTI

American Tire Distributors

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American Tire Distributors, Inc. distributes tires, wheels, service equipment, and shop supplies to the replacement tire market.

PRTI

EchoPark Automotive

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EchoPark Automotive is a used car retailer operating in the United States.

PRTI

CTW Automation

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CTW is a shock testing and motion control software and equipment servicing.

PRTI

Noregon Systems

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Noregon Systems is an information technology company that provides vehicle diagnostics services.

PRTI

Pike

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Pike is a provider of outsourced electric distribution and transmission services in the United States.

PRTI

Gowheels

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gowheels is USPTO and PCT patent pending with a new wheel designed specifically for the shopping cart industry.

PRTI

WirelessCar

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WirelessCar is a provider of manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles with customized telematics services to end-customers.

PRTI

Transportation Impact

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Transportation Impact is a logistics company providing freight shipping services.

PRTI

Dynacast International

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A Charlotte, N.C.-based maker of die-cast metal components.

PRTI

TradePending

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TradePending builds innovative software for car dealers, helping them source leads, used car inventory, & merchandise online inventory

PRTI

Impact Fulfillment Services

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Impact Fulfillment Services specializes in supply chain,display engineering, planning, packaging, warehouse, and distribution services.

PRTI

Hendrick Automotive Group

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Hendrick Automotive Group, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., was founded in 1976 by Rick Hendrick.

PRTI

Armada IQ

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Operational monitoring and intelligence platform for trusted autonomy

PRTI

Meineke Car Care Center

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Meineke Car Care Center is an auto shop that offers oil changes, repairs, and complete car care services.

PRTI

botsplash

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Enterprise omni-channel conversational and messaging platform

PRTI

ATD Corporation

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ATD Corporation distributes tires. The Company provides tires and wheels for passenger vehicles and light trucks.

PRTI

Celgard

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Celgard is an industrial automation company providing battery separator technology.

PRTI

Fenix Power

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Fenix Power is an energy storage business transforming a physical product into a service and subscription based business model.

PRTI

DMS Systems

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DMS Systems provides integrated warehouse management systems.

PRTI

Premium 2000+ Warranties

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Premium 2000+ Warranties is a point-of-sale independent warranty provider for used heavy duty truck.

PRTI

Acuitive Solutions

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Acuitive Solutions is provider of global transportation management solutions.

PRTI

Rostra Precision Controls

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Rostra Precision Controls is an automotive accessories company that specializes in transmission and cruise control products.

PRTI

Indian Motorcycle

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The Springfield, Mass.-based bike manufacturer

PRTI

USA Performance Products Inc

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USA Performance Parts is a Motor Vehicle Company in Mooresville that is Automotive Manufacturer, Motion Raceworks & Automotive Parts Store.

PRTI

National Speed

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National Speed is a high performance automotive centre.

PRTI

OILES America Corporation

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OILES America Corporation is a supplier of bearing products to the automotive industry.

PRTI

Keffer Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Pre-owned Superstore

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Keffer Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Pre-owned Superstore is a car dealership offering Chrysler and Ram trucks in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Single Source, Inc.

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Single Source is an automotive company providing PPG paint.

PRTI

Better Car People

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Better Car People is an automotive company providing dealership management consultancy and training services.

PRTI

Pugh Lubricants

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An Asheboro, N.C. lubricant distributor

PRTI

AutoAPR

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AutoAPR offers a proprietary engagement tool that increases website lead conversion for car dealership across the United States.

PRTI

AP Exhaust

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AP Emissions Technologies manufactures a complete line of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty exhaust, and emissions products.

PRTI

FHI

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FHI is a warehousing company that offers distribution, logistics, and retail services.

PRTI

Flow Automotive Companies

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Flow Automotive Companies is an automotive company providing new cars, used cars, and car service in the North America.

PRTI

ABCO Automation, Inc.

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ABCO Automation is an industrial automation company that provides factory automation systems.

PRTI

Capital Ford

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Capital Ford is a provider of new and pre-owned cars for rent located in Raleigh.

PRTI

CGR Products

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Custom fabrication services for industrial applications ranging everywhere from automotive, commercial, marine , electrical and more.

PRTI

AC Controls

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AC Controls has been providing high quality valves, instruments, and controls for the process and combustion industries.

PRTI

Fibreworks Composites

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Fibreworks Composites focuses on the design, manufacture and application of composite structures for automotive industries.

PRTI

Williams Buick GMC

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Williams Buick GMC provides new and used Buick and GMC vehicles to Fort Mill and Rock Hill customers.

PRTI

Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac

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Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is an automotive company that provides new, used cars and trucks.

PRTI

MileOne Automotive

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MileOne Automotive is a car dealership specializing in Audi, BMW, and Chrysler autos in the Silver Spring, MD.

PRTI

Sam’s Xpress Car Wash

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Sam’s Xpress Car Wash is a car washing company.

PRTI

Gregory Poole Equipment Company

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Gregory Poole Equipment Company provide equipment for sale, rent, parts and services for construction etc.

PRTI

Anderson Automotive Group

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Anderson Automotive Group is a car dealership located in North Carolina.

PRTI

Automotive Development Group

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ADG provides dealership consulting, automotive sales training, finance and insurance profitability and compliance training services.

PRTI

B&R Body Shop

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B&R Body Shop is a auto repair shop in Charlotte, North Carolina

PRTI

South/Win

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South/Win is a manufacturer of automotive fluids going to market under a variety of brands.

PRTI

The Godwin Group

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The Godwin Group is a manufacturing and supplier of truck equipment such as dump bodies, platform bodies, car carriers equipment carriers.

PRTI

DMA Goodpoint

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DMA Goodpoint is a auto parts supplier that serves OES, retail, wholesale, and e-retail sales channels of the automotive aftermarket.

PRTI

Greensboro Auto Auction

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Greensboro Auto Auction is a vehicle dealer that offers retail and purchase of vehicles in an efficient manner.

PRTI

eAudit

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eAudit, a parcel intelligence and audit platform, offers its users with tools for analysis, automated reviewing, and carrier optimizations.

PRTI

Johnson Automotive

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Johnson Automotive is an automotive company specializing in new and pre-owned vehicles.

PRTI

Crossroads Automotive Group Inc.

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Crossroads Automotive Group is an automotive company that provides buying and auto servicing solutions.

PRTI

Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM

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Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is a car dealership specializing in Jeep and Dodge auto in Raleigh.

PRTI

Purolator

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Purolator produces automotive safety filtration products such as oil and air filters, fuel filters and cabin filters.

PRTI

Racing Electronics

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Racing Electronics offers equipment and customer service throughout the motorsports industry.

PRTI

NEUWIRTH MOTORS, Wilmington, NC

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NEUWIRTH MOTORS is a car dealership that offers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles in Wilmington.

PRTI

WIX Filters

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WIX Filters manufacture and supplies oil and air filter products for automotive, diesel, racing, agriculture and industrial applications.

PRTI

Parkway Ford – Lincoln

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Parkway Ford is an automotive company providing Ford auto parts and services.

PRTI

Battleground Kia

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Battleground Kia is a car dealership that provides KIA, Soul, Forte, and Sorento vehicles in Raleigh.

PRTI

Van Products

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Van Products is a supplier in new and used wheelchair van sales, mobility products, commercial upfits, and more.

PRTI

TorqueNews

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TorqueNews provides the latest auto news and reviews from the auto industry, covering sedans, SUVs, electric cars, muscle cars, and more.

PRTI

MRO Electric and Supply

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MRO Electric is an Independent Factory Automation Distributor.

PRTI

Econo lube

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Econo lube is an automotive company that offers oil changing and maintenance services.

PRTI

Mickey Truck Bodies

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Mickey Truck Bodies is a manufacturer of all-aluminum beverage bodies and beverage trailers, dry freight and refrigerated van bodies.

PRTI

myFitment

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myFitment is designed to aid online sellers in surmounting technology barriers associated with parts compatibility at a cost in budget.

PRTI

Mark Jacobson Toyota

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Mark Jacobson Toyota is an automotive company specializing in new Toyota cars, used cars, and parts.

PRTI

Fontaine Modification Company

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Fontaine Modification Company is a provider of post-production services, custom truck modifications, engineering & design services.

PRTI

CornerStone United

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CornerStone is a provider of warranty, protection & specialty attachment programs for the continent’s leading manufacturers & distributors.

PRTI

EPIC LOGISTICS

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EPIC Logistics, Inc. is a national third party logistics company

PRTI

Stevenson Automotive Group

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Stevenson Automotive Group is a car dealership located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

PRTI

Roehrig Engineering

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Roehrig Engineering provides automotive testing equipments.

PRTI

America In Motion

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America In Motion designs, builds and implements automated guided vehicles and AGV systems.

PRTI

Caarmo

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Caarmo helps in automating the vehicle maintenance process to increase satisfaction, customer loyalty and profit.

PRTI

deBotech

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DeBotech was founded in 1998 by Hans debot.their company provides quality carbon fiber and advanced composite parts.

PRTI

Bus2Alps Ltd

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Bus2Alps Ltd is to provide bus transport to the Alps. Since that weekend, we’ve grown to travel to over 40 destinations.

PRTI

KSM Castings

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KSM Castings specializes in the production of cast products made of light metal for the automotive industry.

PRTI

Pilot John GSE, LLC

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Used and New Aircraft Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

PRTI

Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac

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Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac is an automotive company specializing in new cars, used cars, parts, and services.

PRTI

Dichtomatik Americas

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Dichtomatik Americas is an engineering company that offers logistics services and sealing solutions.

PRTI

Best Tires of Raleigh, Inc.

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Tire Shop in Raleigh, NC

PRTI

VanMile

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VanMile is building the technology to connect truck drivers with people who needs move or delivery.

PRTI

Atlas Lighting Products

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Atlas Lighting provides a wide selection of quality, energy-efficient and fast-selling products in the USA.

PRTI

KDH Defense Systems, Inc.

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KDH Defense Systemsis a defense & space company offering supply chain solutions.

PRTI

Automobile Protection

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Their focus is on your requirements for success so they can tailor our approach to maximize dealer profitability.

PRTI

Carolina Handling

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Carolina Handling is a warehousing company specializing in warehouse solutions and Raymond forklift sales services.

PRTI

PetroLiance

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PetroLiance implementing an innovative approach to the distribution of petroleum products and marketing.

PRTI

General Tire

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General Tire is a manufacturer of tires for motor vehicles.

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