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66 Best South Carolina Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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

Top South Carolina Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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 a True IoT company with passion to improve quality of life & add value to customers in Pubic Health & Safety and Automotive

Alkane Truck Company

Wackk

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Wackk operates as a provider of automotive services.

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

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

Michelin North America

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Michelin North America designs, manufactures, and sells tires.

Alkane Truck Company

Sage Automotive Interiors

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

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

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

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 is an automotive suppliers.

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

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

BGI, LLC

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

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

Harsco Rail

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

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

Roy Metal Finishing

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

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

Performance Friction Brakes

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Performance Friction Brakes is a automotive company located in Clover.

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

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

AplusB Software Corporation

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SimuRide Professional Driving Simulator Software Products helps beginners and commercial drivers

Alkane Truck Company

Insignia Group

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Insignia Group is an automotive company providing vehicle personalization 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

CTEK Smarter

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CTEK Battery Chargers Are Trusted by Top Brands.

Alkane Truck Company

Lang-Mekra North America

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Lang-Mekra North America develops and manufactures rear view vision systems for commercial vehicles 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

Colors on Parade

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

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

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

2AM Group

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2AM Group is an automotive company specializing in responsive and technical training services.

Alkane Truck Company

Jim Hudson

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Jim Hudson is an automotive dealership group.

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

Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath

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

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

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

GenesisFour Corporation

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GenesisFour Corporation is Automotive and Truck Shop management software company.

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

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

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

Great Changes, Inc.

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Great Changes is a software developer of safety apps for the vehicle industry.

Alkane Truck Company

Dick Brooks Honda

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Dick Brooks Honda offers new Honda models, pre-owned vehicles, special offers and financing in Greer, SC.

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

BMW Denmark

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BMW Danmark AS imports cars, motorcycles, spare parts and accessories of the brands BMW and MINI.

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

Bintelli Karts

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Bintelli Karts specialize in racing go karts, rental karts, & all go kart parts & accessories that go along with the karting industry.

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

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

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

Defense Venture Group

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Defense Venture Group is designs and manufactures force protection systems and products.

Alkane Truck Company

Wise Home

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Wise Home is the first moisture meters were installed at customers.

Alkane Truck Company

Rock Hill Toyota

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Toyota of Rock Hill is a new Toyota car, truck or SUV, looking to schedule an appointment for Toyota service

Alkane Truck Company

Xtreme Power Solutions

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Xtreme Power Solutions is a multi-carrier shipping solution in their online store.

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

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

Charleston Hospitality Group

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

Alkane Truck Company

Progressive Integrations

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Progressive Integrations offers a wide variety of lighting controls that combine sophistication with technology.

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

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

Community Journals

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Community Journals is not just a publisher, it’s a vehicle, a platform, a medium, and a catalyst for our community.

Alkane Truck Company

Bob Richards Automotive Group

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Bob Richards Automotive Group currently owns and operates Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram franchises.

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

Honda Cars Of Aiken

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Honda Cars of Aiken is a full-service Honda car dealer.

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.

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