BMW investing $1.7B in S Carolina as automaker shifts to EVs


              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              A worker checks a new vehicle at the X3 X4 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, Oct, 19, 2022.  BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start producing electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              FILE - An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Oct. 19, 2022. BMW said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that it will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a battery plant nearby. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
            
              An employee works in the X3, X45 assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            
              Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday, Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
            Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. BMW's sprawling factory near Spartanburg, will get a $1 billion investment, and the German automaker will spend another $700 million to build a battery plant nearby as it begins the transition to electric vehicles in the U.S., the company announced.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)