The General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, recently made an announcement stating that the company will collaborate with LG Chem on a battery cell supply project. The agreement dictates that LG's battery cells will be used in GM's EV batteries. The collective effort will result in a 2.3 billion investment and it will create over 1,100 new jobs. The plant that will supply the EV batteries will be located in Lordstown, Ohio, and it will create over 30-gigawatt hours a year.
Mary Barra spoke on the new agreement with LG Chem, “The opportunity ahead, and the potential benefit is too great to go it alone. Aligning with like-minded partners, we are bringing the skills and resources to ensure that clean, electric vehicles will prevail -- re-imagined, fun to drive, better for the environment and with efficiencies and economies that prove their worth.”
Overall the collaborative efforts will help General Motors reach its goal of having 20 EVs available to customers by 2023.
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GM and LG Will Collaborate on a Production Facility for EV Batteries
Daniel Johnson — December 10, 2019 — Autos