The faulty LG battery cells that led to major recalls for electric cars from GM and Hyundai originate from at least two Asian plants of the battery manufacturer, specifically in South Korea and China, according to new findings.
GM managed to identify the battery defects as a torn anode tab and a folded separator, and said the defective cells were produced at LG’s plant in Ochang, South Korea. LG has already responded regarding the cells delivered to GM & Hyundai and will attempt to fix the issue:
“Together with our client and partners, LG is actively working to ensure that the recall measures are carried out smoothly,” an LG spokesperson said on Friday. “The reserves and ratio of cost to the recall will be decided depending on the result of the joint investigation looking into the root cause, currently being held by GM, LG Electronics and LG Energy Solution.”
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