Electrified General Motors models are as American as their gas-powered counterparts. The lithium that will be used in the automaker’s next-generation Ultium battery packs is mined right here in the United States at the Hell’s Kitchen Lithium & Power Development center in California.
“Lithium is critical to battery production today and will only become more important as consumer adoption of EVs increases, and we accelerate towards our all-electric future,” stated GM executive Doug Parks.
Doug further explained that American-sourced lithium provides a plethora of benefits. First, it’ll help make EVs more affordable — and therefore more accessible — to a wider range of drivers. And since the lithium doesn’t have to be shipped in from afar, it lowers the environmental impact of manufacturing these battery packs.
Here’s another fact you should know: Since the entire process — from mining U.S.-based lithium to battery production — will be handled in the United States, GM will be creating jobs and bolstering the American economy. Those batteries will be put to work in vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Bolt EUV.
As GM ramps up its electrification efforts, the automaker isn’t compromising its commitment to American workers, accessible prices, and eco-friendly technology. To learn more about GM electric vehicles that are currently available or will be soon, contact us at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC in La Grange, Kentucky.