$GM Begins Ultium Battery Production

Electrek headline: GM begins US Ultium battery production for Hummer EV in Ohio amidst union pushback
Scooter Doll
- Sep. 1st 2022 12:00 pm PT



GM has officially begun Ultium EV battery production in the US as part of its $2.3 billion joint venture with LG Energy Solution. The JV’s 2.8-million square foot facility in Ohio is now assembling battery packs for the GMC Hummer EV, but remains hush on what other EVs in the GM family will receive them. Meanwhile, the American automaker continues to work through disputes as its battery factory employees look to unionize.


The Ohio battery plant joined Tennessee as one of two planned US facilities, until this past January when GM announced a third plant coming to Lansing, Michigan as part of a $2.6 billion joint venture with LG Energy Solution.

Together with LG, GM launched Ultium Cells, LLC, which recently received a conditional loan of $2.5 billion from the US Department of Energy to help manufacture batteries for the 1 million EVs GM intends to produce by 2025.


GM and LG have announced a $275MM expansion of the Ultium EV battery plant in Tennessee. A similar AP article contains more details of other battery operations under development.


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