Unique: GM, LG Chem to announce EV battery three way partnership in Ohio – sources

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FILE PHOTO: The GM brand is seen on the Common Motors Lansing Grand River Meeting Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. Information/Rebecca Prepare dinner

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Information) – Common Motors (GM.N) and South Korea’s LG Chem (051910.KS) are set to announce on Thursday a 50:50 three way partnership in Ohio to make electrical automobile batteries, sources accustomed to the matter advised Information.

The ability in Lordstown will see funding of greater than $2 billion, with GM and LG Chem anticipated to take a position greater than $1 billion every, one of many sources stated. The enterprise is more likely to be signed on Thursday, the sources stated.

A GM spokeswoman declined to touch upon a enterprise with LG and stated, “talks happen frequently within the auto trade between a wide range of companions on completely different matters, however as a matter of coverage we don’t talk about who, the place or when these discussions may happen.”

An LG Chem spokesman declined to remark, saying the corporate doesn’t touch upon issues associated to clients.

The sources declined to be named as a result of the funding had not been made public.

GM stated in September it deliberate to convey battery cell manufacturing to the Lordstown space, which it stated would create roughly 1,000 manufacturing jobs. Information reported in October it will be a three way partnership.

Information first reported in July that LG Chem was contemplating its second U.S. manufacturing facility with manufacturing slated to begin in 2022.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin in Seoul and David Shepardson in Washington; Further reporting by Heekyong Yang in Seoul; Enhancing by Muralikumar Anantharaman