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LG Chem Michigan Inc. plans July start-up for Michigan battery plant

12:19 PM MDT | May 6, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

LG Chem Michigan Inc. (LGCMI) says it will begin commercial production of automotive lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cells in July at its Holland, MI, facility once it has successfully completed the production part approval process and gained customer approval. Test runs have already begun at the facility. LGCMI anticipates shipping product by the end of this summer. The plant initially will manufacture batteries for the Chevrolet Volt, and the volume is expected to consistently increase depending on the electric vehicle (EV) market and securing additional...

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