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General Lee Will Cease Production; Three States Plan To End Specialty Plates

Whether its emblazoned on bumper stickers, license plates or vehicles themselves, the Confederate flag has been a fixture of the automotive landscape for as long as cars have been on the road. This week, that's changing.

Volvo has selected a site in Berkeley County near Charleston, SC, as the location for its first US assembly plant, set to begin local production in 2018.

Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.

How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily reports.

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