The development of the Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio (a three way partnership between General Motors and LG Chem) has progressed rather a lot since mid-October.

Here’s a model new video on the Ray Noneya channel, though recorded on November 18, 2020, which reveals clearly that will probably be fairly a major battery plant (almost 3 million-square-feet).

A good a part of metal constructions are already accomplished, partially roofed, and there are additional foundations round so the work can proceed.

Ultium Cells plant - 20201128 (source: Ray Noneya)

Ultium Cells plant – 20201128 (supply: Ray Noneya)

Ultium Cells plant - 20201128 (source: Ray Noneya)

Ultium Cells plant – 20201128 (supply: Ray Noneya)

Ultium Cells plant - 20201128 (source: Ray Noneya)

Ultium Cells plant – 20201128 (supply: Ray Noneya)

The preliminary goal is to supply 30 GWh of lithium-ion cells yearly. That is a degree near the present output of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada.

Contemplating the recently announced EV offensive, GM will want quite a lot of batteries.

Ultium Cells LLC in short:

  • Normal Motors and LG Chem three way partnership (50/50)
  • manufacturing of lithium-ion cell for electrical autos
  • $2.3 billion funding and greater than 1,100 new jobs
  • plant positioned in Lordstown, Ohio
  • goal manufacturing capability of 30 GWh yearly (with an choice for additional enlargement)
  • groundbreaking in May 2020
  • manufacturing may begin from 2022