Nashville, TN - Tennessee is not only getting noticed for its auto manufacturing facilities and ancillary support and supply businesses, but many of the state's top companies are forging the automotive industry's future.Whether it's Ultium Cells' several billion-dollar commitment to build battery cells for electric vehicles or Blue Oval's massive West Tennessee campus, currently under construction, the auto industry in Tennessee has come a long way in a short time. And the work is far from done.
Meet the state's top players and see what they have planned now and years from now.
General Motors - Spring Hill
The GM facility in Spring Hill recently underwent a 1.5-million-square-foot, $2 billion expansion to update technology and enable the plant to build both internal combustion engine cars and electric vehicles. GM also created a joint venture with LG Energy Solution to split the $2.6 billion cost to build a massive Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing plant next door to the manufacturing site in Spring Hill.
Ultium Cells - Spring Hill
Expected to come online in late 2023, the 2.8 million-square-foot Ultium Cells facility will manufacture battery cells to power GM's electric vehicles such as the Lyriq, being assembled next door at the GM manufacturing plant. The state-of-the-art plant will use the most advanced and efficient battery cell manufacturing processes. The plant has built-in technology to be flexible and able to adapt to ongoing advances in technology and materials.
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