General Motors and LG Chem Team Up to Advance Toward an All-Electric Future, Add Jobs in Ohio
DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) and LG Chem currently announced skeleton to mass-produce battery cells for destiny battery-electric vehicles. Together, a companies will deposit adult to a sum of $2.3 billion by a new, equally owned joint try company.
The JV will settle a battery dungeon public plant on a greenfield prolongation site in a Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio that will emanate some-more than 1,100 new jobs.
The state-of-the art plant will use a many modernized prolongation processes all underneath one roof to furnish cells efficiently, with small waste, and will advantage from clever economies of scale via a value chain. The plant will be intensely stretchable and means to adjust to ongoing advances in record and materials.
The partnership also includes a corner expansion agreement that brings together dual leaders in battery scholarship to rise and furnish modernized battery technologies, with a idea of shortening battery costs to industry-leading levels.
This announcement, along with a new sale of GM’s prolongation formidable in Lordstown, Ohio to Lordstown Motors Corp. for a prolongation of battery-electric trucks, positions Northeast Ohio and a Mahoning Valley as a vital heart for record and electric car manufacturing.
“With this investment, Ohio and a rarely able workforce will play a pivotal purpose in a tour toward a universe with 0 emissions,” pronounced GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Combining a prolongation imagination with LG Chem’s heading battery-cell record will assistance accelerate a office of an all-electric future. We demeanour brazen to collaborating with LG Chem on destiny dungeon technologies that will continue to urge a value we broach to a customers.”
In serve to plumb integrating a prolongation of battery cells in a U.S., LG Chem will advantage entrance to an gifted workforce. It will also advantage from a dedicated prolongation tide of future EVs from GM’s subsequent era of battery-electric vehicles, including an all-new battery-electric lorry entrance in a tumble of 2021.
“Our corner try with a No. 1 American automaker will serve ready us for a approaching expansion of a North American EV market, while giving us insights into a broader EV ecosystem,” pronounced LG Chem Vice Chairman CEO Hak-Cheol Shin. “Our long-standing story with General Motors has proven a common imagination in this space, and we demeanour brazen to stability this expostulate for 0 emissions.”
This investment builds on GM’s $28 million investment in a Warren, Michigan battery lab announced late final year. It is also in serve to prolongation investments in Ohio announced progressing this year totaling approximately $700 million that will emanate about 450 jobs in Toledo, Parma and Brookville, Ohio.
Groundbreaking is approaching to take place in mid-2020.
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