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Ultium Cells Spring Hill Hits Key Target, Ships First Completed Battery Cells to General Motors

  • The production and shipment of first battery cells comes two and a half years after breaking ground.

  • Cells being shipped to GM - Spring Hill Manufacturing Operation.

  • Ultium Cells continuing to hire in advance of launching additional lines and greater capacity.

  • Ultium Cells will produce millions of battery cells each year for General Motors electric vehicles. 

SPRING HILL, Tenn.– On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Ultium Cells plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee successfully shipped its first battery cells to its customer, General Motors. This milestone represents the culmination of two and a half years of work.

The facility, which spans a half mile along Highway 31 between Spring Hill and Columbia, will continue to produce millions of battery cells for General Motors’ Ultium Platform electric vehicles, including the Cadillac Lyriq produced at GM’s neighboring Spring Hill Assembly plant. Shipments to other General Motors plants will increase in volume and frequency as the plant commissions additional production lines.

“This moment has been years in the making, and I’m grateful to the thousands of contractors, community partners, and team members who have worked tirelessly to make this moment a reality. We’ve built a great team here in Spring Hill, and we’re proud of this world-class facility.” – Chris Desautels, Plant Director. 

“Ultium Cells - Tennessee creates incredible synergies by combining the operational expertise of GM and the validated, state of the art battery processes and equipment technology of LG Energy Solution to make benchmark battery cells for our customer General Motors.” – Youngduk Kim, Regional Director Dispatched from LG Energy Solution. 

Ultium Cells continues to seek well-qualified applicants to join our launch team. Interested applicants can visit to learn more about Ultium Cells or apply for career openings. Spring Hill is Ultium Cells’ second battery cell manufacturing plant to reach regular production, after the Warren, OH plant, which started regular production in November 2022. 

Ultium Cells  is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells to advance the push for a zero-emissions, all-electric future. Ultium Cells will provide battery cell capacity to support GM's North American electric vehicle assembly capacity of more than 1 million units by mid-decade, while supporting GM plans to supply other automotive companies and other industries including rail, aerospace, heavy trucking and marine customers. For more information about Ultium Cells, please visit 


Katie Burdette

Ultium Cells Communications


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