Ultium Cells LLC Battery Plant
Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture that will mass-produce battery cells for electric vehicles at this manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio. In fact, the duo invested more than $2.3 billion to build the new, state-of-the-art battery cell production plant, which will create more than 1,100 new jobs and create a core element of vehicles driven by GM’s Ultium battery technology.
“With this investment, Ohio and its highly capable workforce will play a key role in our journey toward a world with zero emissions,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Combining our manufacturing expertise with LG Chem’s leading battery-cell technology will help accelerate our pursuit of an all-electric future. We look forward to collaborating with LG Chem on future cell technologies that will continue to improve the value we deliver to our customers.”
|Facility Size:||~3 Million Square Feet|
|Location:||7400 Tod Ave SW, Warren, OH 44481|
|Employee Roster:||1,100+ (Projected)|
As mentioned, the Ultium Cells LLC manufacturing plant will play a critical role in GM’s commitment to an all-electric future, which includes the production of battery cells that will be used by Ultium-powered vehicles, such as the Cadillac Lyriq, Cruise Origin, and GMC Hummer EV. Other models include an upcoming Chevy EV pickup truck as well as a Bow Tie-built EV compact crossover. In fact, about 40 percent of GM’s U.S. product portfolio will consist of battery-powered vehicles by the end of 2025.
Since 2009, GM has invested more than $3.3 billion in Ohio, and paid more than $450 million in taxable wages to employees in the state during 2019. GM currently has more than 3,800 employees in the state.
In addition, GM has continued its commitment to the Lordstown community by working closely with Lordstown Motors Corp. since May 2019 to support the launch of its Endurance pickup. The acquisition of Lordstown Motors by DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. is expected to close during the fourth quarter and the company will be listed on the Nasdaq. GM is investing $75 million in the company, which includes the sale of the former Lordstown Assembly plant and production equipment.
This page will be updated as construction of Ultium Cells LLC Battery Plant continues and more information is released.
GM is already working on the second-gen Ultium battery system.