Ultium Cells starts battery manufacturing in Ohio

Currently, the plant employs more than 800 people


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Ultium Cells, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, has begun manufacturing battery cells at its first plant in Warren, Ohio.

The $2.3 billion joint venture, in which each partner owns a 50 percent stake, was founded in 2019, and at the same time, the construction of the first battery manufacturing plant in Ohio was announced. Production has started.

About three years ago, more than 30 GWh of capacity with the possibility of flexible expansion was also discussed. In the current release, the company talks about an annual capacity of more than 40 GWh at full capacity - also with the possibility of its expansion. Current production capacity is not mentioned. Ultium Cells is currently training and ramping up production. Currently, the plant employs more than 800 people. However, at full capacity, the plant will be able to provide 1,300 new high-tech jobs.

The battery cells produced there are used in General Motors' Ultium-based electric vehicles such as the GMC Hummer EV and Chevrolet Blazer EV.

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