General Motors just announced that it’s seeking to add 1,100 new team members to the Ultium Cells LLC battery production plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The facility will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for use in General Motors’ upcoming range of all-electric vehicle offerings.
Those interested in applying can do so via the Ultium Cells LLC website.
“We are excited to share our vision of an all-electric future as we begin adding members to our highly technical battery cell manufacturing team,” said the Ultium Cells LLC plant director, Thomas Gallagher. “This facility will lead us into a new era of manufacturing and sustainability as we push toward a zero-emissions future.”
The new Ultium Cells production facility is currently under construction on a 158-acre plot of land. When completed, the facility will encompass some 3 million square feet. General Motors says the facility will have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours, with room for expansion.
Built at a cost of $2.3 billion via a partnership between General Motors and LG Chem, the automaker says that the new Ultium Cells plant will help to drive down battery costs to below $100 per kWh once the facility is running at full volume.
“We want to put everyone in an EV,” said GM vice president of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs, Ken Morris. “The Ultium propulsion system allows us to provide customers with exactly what they want – whether it be a car, truck or SUV. Our joint venture with LG Chem is exciting because we’re working together to drive down battery cell costs to accelerate EV adoption.”
General Motors has moved forward in its push to an all-electric future with a variety of announcements and debuts this year, including the unveiling of the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover show car in August, and the debut of the all-new GMC Hummer EV pickup truck last month. Both the Lyriq and the Hummer EV will be powered by Ultium Cell battery technology.