So, what happens now?
"General Motors believes in an all-electric future."
Will 'LG Chem inside' be the calling card of this early EV era?
South Korea-based LG preps to make about a dozen parts for the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles.
Tesla is reportedly in talks to widen its supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Those 500,000 EVs won't build themselves in 2018.
With more details about the Bolt EV revealed today in Detroit, we can see just how fast plug-in vehicle technology is improving at GM.
Rather than its usual partnership with Panasonic, Tesla is using cells from LG Chem for the upgrades to the Roadster's battery pack.
GM engineers say that the evolving relationship with LG Chem is what's going to make the upcoming Bolt EV possible.
Panasonic currently holds the highest market share in the EV battery industry, but LG Chem is rapidly making deals with automakers that could soon give it that crown.
Audi's fully electric SUV with a range of over 311-miles will have battery cells sourced from LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The suppliers will invest in Europe to make the components for the vehicle there.
LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.
The Michigan battery plant known for paying its workers to do nothing has turned things around and is now hiring more workers, specifically to do something. South Korea-based LG Chem, which runs the factory to supply the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in vehicle with its lithium-ion batteries, held a job fair recently to bring on 40 new employees in order to meet higher battery demand, according to WZZM, the ABC affiliate for Grand Rapids, MI.
Formula E has revealed the circuit layout for the Buenos Aires ePrix, which will take place on January 10, 2015. The 1.5-mile track designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi features 12 turns of varying speeds. Bruno Senna, driver for Mahindra Racing, says, "Looking at the track, you have to say it's got a good combination of corners. There's a chicane, some high-speed turns with a change of direction and slow-speed as well." The third race of the all-electric series' inaugural season will take place i
The electric vehicles that Renault offers today are having a bit of difficulty attracting customers. Maybe 180 miles of range could make prospective car buyers shed their anxiety. That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week to co-develop battery technology for long-range EVs.
Panasonic's standing in the plug-in and hybrid battery production industry has zoomed ahead like a Tesla Model S taking off from a standstill. That's appropriate because the Japanese company's relationship with the California-based automaker has been the primary reason for its growth, which looks like it will continue to be rapid.
As General Motors gets ready to release the 2015 Chevy Spark EV, it is retooling the Brownstown Battery Assembly to build a new battery system for the chirpy little electric car. The new Spark will lose a few pounds and kWh from its lithium-ion pack, but it will keep all of it's performance specs.
Problems at the LG Chem battery plant in Holland, MI continue, now with a new issue bringing the Environmental Protection Agency into the mix. Apparently, the LG plant has been using a chemical that hasn't actually been certified for use in the US. LG Chem is a South Korean company that already has a history of problems at the Holland plant, where it (sometimes) makes batteries for the Chevy Volt.
It's been a long road, but the LG Chem battery plant in Holland, MI has finally started making lithium-ion batteries for the Chevy Volt. As promised, the first production packs were made in July and are currently "settling" (a process that li-ion batteries need to go through) and will be delivered to General Motors in "late September or early October," according to LG Chem spokesman Randy Boileau, who spoke with MLive.