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Construction of Ultium Cells LLC battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio progressing on schedule

Auto News - Published on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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General Motors & LG Chem’s joint venture Ultium Cells LLC marked the beginning of steel construction at the all new Ultium Cells LLC nearly 3 million-square-foot battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown in Trumbull County in Ohio in United States. Ultium Cells LLC will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. Since May 2020, ground has been broken and concrete footings have been poured at the facility. Steel construction at Ultium Cells LLC will continue into fall 2020.

It will allow GM to produce advanced battery cells in Lordstown, with the goal of reducing battery costs to accelerate EV adoption and ultimately benefit customers.”

Despite the pandemic, product development work on GM’s future EV and AV portfolios continues to progress at a rapid pace. Next Cadillac LYRIQ show car will debut virtually in early August, introducing the next chapter of the brand. Production timing remains on track for the LYRIQ and GMC HUMMER EV, both of which will be powered by the Ultium battery system.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 31 Jul 2020
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