LG says it will expand electric-vehicle battery production at Michigan site

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A portion of the $1.36 billion that LG Energy Solution’s Michigan office has secured for investment to increase its capacity for producing electric-vehicle batteries in North America will help to expand its plant in Holland, the company confirmed this week.

How much investment the plant will see and how much more capacity will be added to its current 5 gigawatt-hour annual limit haven’t been disclosed by the battery unit of South Korea-based LG Corp. The Detroit News previously reported LG owns a vacant 40-acre parcel adjacent to its current battery cell plant in Holland. Any expansion there provides a sign that the home state of the Motor City could remain at the forefront of the automotive industry’s move toward electric cars, especially after homebred Ford Motor Co. opted for sites in the South for new battery plants and an EV assembly plant.

Read the full article from the Detroit News.

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