Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm
General Motors invests in Lithium Americas
General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.
Jan 23, 2023 - 02:27 pm
GM & LG drop plans for fourth US battery factory
General Motors and LG Energy Solution are apparently not pursuing their plan for a fourth joint battery cell plant in the USA. GM could instead build the planned plant in Indiana with a new partner at its side.
Dec 13, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Ultium Cells receives $2.5 bn in DoE funding
Ultium Cells, the General Motors joint venture with LG Energy Solutions (LGES), has received $2.5 billion through the US Department of Energy (DoE). Ultium Cells is reportedly working to set up at least three battery cell factories in the USA.
Dec 5, 2022 - 03:54 pm
Ultium Cells to expand battery factory in Spring Hill
Ultium Cells, the battery cell joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, is investing further money in its second plant in Spring Hill in the US state of Tennessee even before the start of operations in order to expand production capacities from the previously planned 35 GWh to 50 GWh per year.
Oct 27, 2022 - 02:29 pm
General Motors delays US electrification goals by half a year
General Motors has postponed its goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America by the end of 2023 by six months. As GM CEO Mary Barra explained during the company’s announcement of its latest quarterly results, battery production cannot be ramped up as quickly as planned.
Sep 4, 2022 - 03:51 pm
Ultium Cells starts making batteries for Hummer EV in Ohio
Ultium Cells LLC, the battery joint venture by GM and LG, has kicked-off production in Ohio, USA. The new battery plant is the first of potentially four to come online within the next few years and is currently making battery cells for GMC’s Hummer EV.
Jul 27, 2022 - 01:56 pm
GM secures battery materials from LG Chem & Livent
The US manufacturer General Motors has signed agreements with LG Chem and Livent for the supply of battery materials. The company sees this as strengthening its goal of reaching one million units of electric vehicles in North America by the end of 2025.
Jul 26, 2022 - 01:31 pm
US DoE to loan Ultium Cells $2.5 billion
The US Department of Energy has announced that it will provide a $2.5 billion loan to the battery joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. Ultium Cells will use the money to finance the construction of new battery cell production facilities.
Jan 31, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Li-Cycle announces two new recycling plants
The Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle has announced its first factory outside North America, in Norway. What is more, the company is building another recycling factory in North America in cooperation with GM’s Ultium Cells. The plant will be Li-Cycle largest facility to date.
Apr 18, 2021 - 10:16 pm
GM & LG invest 2.3 million dollars in second battery plant
General Motors has now officially confirmed that its second battery cell plant in the US as part of its joint venture with LG Energy Solutions is already being built in Spring Hill, where GM already has a battery assembly plant at the Tennessee location.
Dec 5, 2019 - 04:27 pm
USA: GM launches battery cell JV with LG Chem
General Motors has published plans for the serial production of battery cells for future battery electric vehicles, confirming earlier rumours. GM together with LG Chem will manufacture the cells in considerable numbers in Ohio.