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Stellantis, LGES to form battery production JV for U.S. market

(Reuters) -Automaker Stellantis NV and battery maker LG Energy Solution entered an agreement to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America, the companies said on Monday.

The batteries produced at the new facility will be supplied to Stellantis’ electric vehicle plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, to support Stellantis’ goal of having more than 40% of its U.S. sales consist of e-vehicles by 2030.

The plant is targeted to start by the first quarter of 2024 and aims to have an annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours.

The location of the plant is under review and will be announced at a later date, and the groundbreaking for the facility is expected in the second quarter of 2022, the companies said in their statement.

(Reporting by Shivam Patel in Bengaluru and Joyce Lee in Seoul; Editing by Rashmi Aich and Uttaresh.V)

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