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Old 04-16-2021, 7:35am   #1
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Default GM to Announce joint LG Chem Tennessee battery factory today.

Its second US battery plant is fundamental to GMs goal to be carbon neutral by 2040

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/16/2...ry-spring-hill

On Friday, General Motors and LG Chem are expected to announce a new $2.3 billion battery factory to be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee, say reports from Nikkei, Reuters, and AP. It would be the second US battery joint venture for the American and South Korean giants, after the pair first announced a $2.3 billion battery cell manufacturing plant in Lordstown, Ohio back in 2019.

The Spring Hill batteries will be used for the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, say sources speaking to Reuters. GM already announced that Lyriq will be powered by GMs new scalable battery architecture called Ultium. Batteries based on Ultium would offer power ranging from 50 to 200 kWh that could allow for a driving range of 400 miles or more. The Cadillac Lyriq will be assembled at a Spring Hill plant starting next year.

GM grew to be the largest automaker in North America on the back of combustion engines. Now it needs to ramp up production of electric vehicles in order to become a carbon neutral company by the year 2040, and meet its goal to halt sales of light-duty diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2035. Having a ready supply of batteries is therefore a fundamental concern for GMs future. The company had already vowed to spend $27 billion on the development and production of 30 new electric vehicles by 2025 and even redesigned its logo to look more like an electrical plug.

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Carbon Neutral? I don't think GM has a clue what that really means. More marketing hype to appeal to climate change idiots.
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This is good news for all those Chinese kids who will be mining the rare earth minerals needed for those batteries. Full employment for Chinese kids!

Having said that, it's a shame to see a venerated American brand like The General commit suicide like this.
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How do you dispose of all these batteries when they die? Put them in a SpaceX rocket and shoot them towards the Sun??
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This is good news for all those Chinese kids who will be mining the rare earth minerals needed for those batteries. Full employment for Chinese kids!
* Uighur slaves
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How do you dispose of all these batteries when they die? Put them in a SpaceX rocket and shoot them towards the Sun??
According to Elon Tesla batteries are rapidly approaching 100% recyclability.
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landfills.

Watch and see if landfills become politically correct/acceptable.


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According to Elon Tesla batteries are rapidly approaching 100% recyclability.
so are the batteries converted into water, or milk, or medicine?

Does anyone trust this claim from those that mfgr the goods... that they are "100% recyclable" ?
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Them too!
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This is good news for all those Chinese kids who will be mining the rare earth minerals needed for those batteries. Full employment for Chinese kids!

Having said that, it's a shame to see a venerated American brand like The General commit suicide like this.
It's not suicide. It is a means for dump trucks full of federal funds to be given to the company. Most likely won't cost GM a dime.

AOC is already moist with green anticipation.
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In 10 years the entire community will be completely debilitated by the lithium leaching into the ground water. They'll all starve but they will be so chill they won't care.
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