GM plans to build a second battery factory in the US

March 4 (Reuters) – General Motors Co is planning to build a second battery factory in the United States with South Korean joint venture partner LG Chem Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Both GM and LG did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

The companies are already building a $2.3 billion battery factory in northeast Ohio, which is expected to open in 2022 and will eventually provide enough batteries to power electric vehicles.

(Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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