SPRING HILL, TN—LG Energy Solution has delivered the first battery cells produced at the Ultium Cells’ assembly plant here. The cells will be used in General Motors’ third-generation electric vehicles, including the Cadillac Lyriq.

The highly automated plant is the second battery production site of Ultium Cells, a joint venture between LG Energy Solution and General Motors. The first batteries produced at the factory come less than three years after the joint venture began constructing the plant.

At full capacity, the $2.3 billion factory will produce enough batteries to power 600,000 EVs.

Despite the slowdown in EV market growth, LG Energy Solution is continuing to develop EV batteries and expand EV battery production in North America, with eight plants under construction or in operation. The Korean battery maker’s North American portfolio includes two standalone plants and six joint ventures with global automakers such as GM, Honda, Hyundai and Stellantis.