General Motors Co.'s Spring Hill, Tenn., plant — once home to GM's Saturn brand and in-house injection molding for plastic doors and other exterior body panels — is about to get another plastics-extensive addition.
GM and LG Chem's battery division, LG Energy Solution, announced April 16 that Spring Hill will house an electric vehicle battery plant, the second for the companies' Ultium Cells joint venture.
The $2.3 billion plant "will supply battery cells to GM's Spring Hill assembly plant, which will begin building EVs next year, starting with the Lyriq midsize crossover," our sister paper Automotive News reports.
The site will match the first Ultium facility, now under construction in Lordstown, Ohio.
"The addition of our second all-new Ultium battery cell plant in the U.S. with our joint venture partner LG Energy Solution is another major step in our transition to an all-electric future," GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said in a news release announcing the project.