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GM's 1st Battery "Gigafactory" Is Rising To Build Ultium EV Batteries

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With the construction of GM's own battery "Gigafactory" the company shows that it's really serious about electric vehicles. Here are some specs and details.

Not many people know that GM is building its own "Gigafactory," and that its Ultium battery plant if fast-rising in Lordstown, Ohio.

July 29th marked the beginning of steel construction at GM's Ultium battery cell manufacturing factory in Lordstown Ohio. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem that will mass-produce Ultium electric vehicle battery cells and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. Since May 2020, the ground of this GM's "gigafactory" has been broken and concrete footings have been poured at the facility. Steel construction at Ultium Cells LLC will continue into fall 2020.

“We are excited about the progress that our team has made, and we look forward to the finished product – a nearly 3 million-square-foot plant,” said Ken Morris, vice president of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. “Our joint venture with LG Chem will allow us to produce advanced battery cells in Lordstown, with the goal of reducing battery costs to accelerate EV adoption and ultimately benefit customers.”

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.