GM, LG Chem to build US$2.3b battery plant in Ohio

The Business Times | Dec 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • The two companies plan to hire 1,100 workers, about the same number that were laid off when the Lordstown assembly plant that used to make the Chevrolet Cruze compact was idled in March.
  • The factory will make battery cells for GM’s next-generation electric vehicles, including the truck it plans to build in Detroit starting in 2021.
  • Lordstown Motors plans to build its Endurance pickup in the idle assembly plant, but the company is still raising money from investors to get the project moving.