GM’s all-electric future marches ever closer.

General Motors is committed to an all-electric future. The vehicles are the easy part GM can build as good a truck, crossover, or car as any company on the planet. The hard part is the batteries.

To ensure GM has an adequate supply of modern, competitive electric vehicle batteries, GM has chosen to form a joint venture with LG Chem. GM and LG have worked side by side for decades on battery development for EVs.

The new joint venture manufacturing plant is called Ultium Cells LLC. The new plant is located in Lordstown, Ohio. GM says that during the pandemic, product development work on GM’s future EV and AV portfolios continues to progress at a rapid pace. The Cruise Origin self-driving electric vehicle was revealed in San Francisco earlier this year, and production timing remains on track for the yet-to-be-revealed Cadillac Lyriq and GMC HUMMER EV, all powered by the Ultium battery system.

Watch for more updates as the new electric vehicle manufacturing plant takes shape.