Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Form Joint Venture for Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North America

October 18, 2021

, AMSTERDAM

Stellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) and LG Energy Solution now announced that their companies have entered into a chit of bargain to form a corner try to furnish battery cells and modules for North America.
 
The parties intend that a corner try will settle a new battery prolongation trickery that will assistance appetite Stellantis’ idea of realizing some-more than 40% of a sales in a U.S. comprised of electrified vehicles by 2030. Targeted to start by a initial entertain of 2024, a plant aims to have an annual prolongation ability of 40 gigawatt hours. 
 
The batteries constructed during a new trickery will be granted to Stellantis public plants via a U.S., Canada and Mexico for designation in next-generation electric vehicles trimming from plug-in accumulation to full battery electric vehicles that will be sole underneath a Stellantis family of brands.
 
“Today’s proclamation is serve explanation that we are deploying a assertive foundation highway map and are following by on a commitments we done during a EV Day eventuality in July,” pronounced Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “With this, we have now dynamic a subsequent ‘gigafactory’ entrance to a Stellantis portfolio to assistance us grasp a sum smallest of 260 gigawatt hours of ability by 2030. we wish to tenderly appreciate any chairman concerned in this vital project. Together, we will lead a attention with benchmark efficiencies and broach electrified vehicles that light passion.”
 
“Establishing a corner try with Stellantis will be a staggering miracle in a long-standing partnership,” pronounced Jong-hyun Kim, President and CEO of LG Energy Solution. “LGES will position itself as a provider of battery solutions to a impending business in a segment by utilizing a collective, singular technical skills and mass-producing capabilities.”
 
The partnership between a dual companies in electrified vehicles dates behind to 2014 when LG Energy Solution (then LG Chem) was comparison by Stellantis (then Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) to supply a lithium-ion battery container complement and controls for a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a industry’s initial electrified minivan. With this announcement, a dual companies demeanour to indurate their partnership even serve and continue leveraging any other’s strengths.
 
Stellantis skeleton to deposit some-more than €30 billion by 2025 in foundation and program development, while targeting to continue to be 30 percent some-more fit than a attention with honour to sum Capex and RD spend contra revenues.
 
The plcae of a new trickery is now underneath examination and serve sum will be common during a after date. The groundbreaking for a trickery is approaching to take place in a second entertain of 2022.
 
The transaction is theme to agreement on decisive support and prevalent shutting conditions, including regulatory approvals.
 
About Stellantis
Stellantis is one of a world’s heading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a transparent vision: to offer leisure of transformation with distinctive, affordable and arguable mobility solutions. In further to a Group’s abounding birthright and extended geographic presence, a biggest strengths distortion in a tolerable performance, abyss of believe and a wide-ranging talents of employees operative around a globe. Stellantis leverages a extended and iconic code portfolio, that was founded by visionaries who infused a marques with passion and a rival suggestion that speaks to employees and business alike. Stellantis aspires to turn a greatest, not a biggest while formulating combined value for all stakeholders as good as a communities in that it operates.
 
About LG Energy Solution
LG Energy Solution is a tellurian personality delivering modernized lithium-ion batteries for Electric Vehicles (EV), Mobility IT applications, and Energy Storage Systems (ESS). With 30 years of believe in modernized battery technology, it continues to grow fast towards a fulfilment of tolerable life. With a strong tellurian network that spans a US, Europe, Asia, and Australia, LG Energy Solution is some-more committed than ever to building innovative technologies that will move a destiny appetite a step closer. Under a ESG prophesy “We CHARGE toward a improved future,” LG Energy Solution is doing a pinnacle to prioritize environment, do amicable responsibilities and figure tolerable future. For some-more information, greatfully revisit https://www.lgensol.com.

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