Saturday, February 4, 2023
News GM Set to Announce More US Battery Plants This Week

GM Set to Announce More US Battery Plants This Week

More domestic battery production for more EVs

  • GM plans EV transition by 2035

  • Two new plants already expected to open in next two years


The President of General Motors is planning to announce more battery factories this week. He’s not saying where just yet, but he is saying that they’ll be located in the U.S. and will be a big addition to the automaker’s capacity to build electric cells.

“In the next week we’ll announce some more, and it will be here in the U.S.,” Mark Reuss said in an interview with The Associated Press at the recent Detroit IndyCar race.

GM has already announced two battery cell plants in the U.S. in the last two years. One in Lordstown, OH, near the former Chevrolet Cruze plant, and one in Spring Hill, TN, close to what was the Saturn plant and is now where GM builds many large crossovers. Each is set to cost US $2.3B to build with the first expected to open next year and the second in 2023.

The automaker has already announced five EV factories including in Detroit, Spring Hill, Ramos Arizpe Mexico, and the Ingersoll, ON, plant that will build GM’s Brightdrop models. With GM planning to introduce 30 new EVs around the world by 2025, it will need more vehicle and battery plants to keep up.

Both existing battery plants are a joint venture with LG Energy Solution under the name Ultium. GM is giving that name to its next-gen electric drivelines as well. It’s not clear if the new plants will be under the same arrangement.

 

Trending Now

State Farm won’t Insure 15 Hyundai and Kia Models due to High Theft Rates

Many of the automaker’s models made between 2015 and 2021 don’t have an engine immobilizer. A TikTok challenge is at the origin of...

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE receives exterior and technology updates

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE receives multiple updates this year, including improved powertrains with mild-hybrid technology   The entire 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup will offer mild...

Toyota’s Top Scientist Says All-In on EV is Wrong

Scientist explains how a mix of hybrids can lower emissions more quickly Says we simply don't have enough lithium to go all-EV An EV-only...

Ford to Return to Formula 1 Racing After Over 20 Years

The automaker will provide hybrid powertrains for the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Alfa Tauri teams from 2026. Red Bull Powertrains will...

The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq will start at $58,590 in the US.

The new Lyriq Tech trim level will be responsible for this $4,400 discount over the 2023 base price. This version will forgo some...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.