GM’s new battery plant to create over 1,000 jobs

GM’s new battery plant to create over 1,000 jobs

November 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

GM begins recruiting for the Ultium Cells battery plant, which the American automaker is building with LG Chem. The new facility will be located in Lordstown, Ohio.

The new plant will create over 1,100 vacancies, for which recruitment is already open. The company is going to announce new jobs on its official website.

The area that the enterprise under construction will occupy is equal to the area of ​​30 football fields. The declared capacity of the plant is more than 30 gigawatt-hours per year. And this is not the limit.

Thomas Gallagher, director of the new battery business, said that the opening of the plant is a major step in the development of zero-emission transport. High-tech battery production and a professional team will help GM develop in this area.

We will remind, supporting the production of electric cars, GM invests billions of dollars in its enterprises in the United States. The automaker has a $ 2.3 billion stake in the new Ohio plant.

The joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem will help reduce the cost of batteries – less than $ 100 per kWh at full capacity. However, the new Ultium batteries are expected to have one of the highest nickel and lowest cobalt contents. Reducing the cost of batteries will accelerate the introduction of electric cars.