Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

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    Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Ultium Cells LLC Starts Ground Prep on New Electric Vehicle Battery Cell Facility in Lordstown
    General Motors
    May 19, 2020

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Ultium Cells LLC is the name of the General Motors and LG Chem joint venture for cell manufacturing. Construction has started with ground prep activities for the future site of the Ultium battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown.

    During the pandemic, product development work on GM’s future EV and AV portfolios continues to progress at a rapid pace. The Cruise Origin 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.

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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    I wonder how many of those vehicles are future EV products...
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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    I wonder how many of those vehicles are future EV products...
    The original photo resolution is 7526x3675. Up close they don't look like anything new.

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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    The original photo resolution is 7526x3675. Up close they don't look like anything new.
    I saw, I still wondered though. Most are white, but the dots of color stuck out and I found myself wondering if that was one of those clever things that happen once in a while or not.

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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    UAW drives V8's.. not Ultium

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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    UAW drives V8's.. not Ultium
    Is any part of the Ultium Cells LLC Lordstown workforce represented by UAW?
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    Re: Ultium Cells Starts Ground Prep on New EV Battery Cell Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Is any part of the Ultium Cells LLC Lordstown workforce represented by UAW?
    Yes, it will be staffed by UAW workers.

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    Re: Ultium Overview

    some interesting "insight" with the "wireless" battery management at cell level and "future proof" cell replacement capacity
    if it comes out like the call makes it sound like GM SHOULD have a very good EV "battery platform"

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    Re: Ultium Overview

    The Chemistry too seems to be a huge leap forward from their volt battery

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    Re: Ultium Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    some interesting "insight" with the "wireless" battery management at cell level and "future proof" cell replacement capacity
    if it comes out like the call makes it sound like GM SHOULD have a very good EV "battery platform"
    I hadn't heard that about the lack of Leaf replacement battery availability driving prices up. It's bad enough when that's done on a sub-$1k electronic, but on a car that was first launched only 10 years ago????? I'd be pissed off beyond belief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I hadn't heard that about the lack of Leaf replacement battery availability driving prices up. It's bad enough when that's done on a sub-$1k electronic, but on a car that was first launched only 10 years ago????? I'd be pissed off beyond belief!
    Leaf was a poop on Volt party vehicle, Nissan did very shoddy engineering on it, the Spark EV was a far better car from a battery tech and battery management standpoint.
    Spark EV's still hold their value above $10K, as small as they are.

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    Re: Ultium Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Leaf was a poop on Volt party vehicle, Nissan did very shoddy engineering on it ...
    Lack of temperature management meant their batteries were doomed to a shorter life. Leaf customers got pooped on, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Lack of temperature management meant their batteries were doomed to a shorter life. Leaf customers got pooped on, too.
    Nissan and Ghosn specialized in customer screw, I mean, have you seen how they market the Altima as a sports sedan.. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    have you seen how they market the Altima as a sports sedan.. lol..
    Even if it isn't a bona fide sports sedan, the current generation Nissan Altima is a surprisingly capable performer:

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