Friday headlines: Volvo to debut SC-built electric SUV in November

Volvo’s South-Carolina-built EX90, the all-electric successor to its best-selling XC90 sport-utility vehicle, will make its public debut Nov. 9. It will be, its CEO says, the company’s safest vehicle yet.

“The safety standard of our next car will be beyond any Volvo car before,” CEO Jim Rowan said in a recent video.

The EX90 is reportedly the start of Volvo’s transition to all-electric vehicles. The South Carolina plant in Berkeley County is planned to be slated to produce only EVs by 2030.

In other headlines:

Hiers removed from national most wanted list. Former Charleston police officer Dan Hiers, who has been on the lam for 17 years, has officially been removed from the US Marshals Service’s list of the top 15 suspects they’re pursuing. Hiers is still wanted, but was removed from the list to make room for more priority criminals.

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