Indiana to welcome $3B EV battery cell plant in 2026

Indiana to welcome $3B EV battery cell plant in 2026

A new GM and Samsung SDI EV battery plant will create 1,700 jobs in St. Joseph County.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb, board chairman for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, recently announced plans to bring a more than $3 billion EV battery cell plant to St. Joseph County. The new battery cell plant, a joint venture between Michigan-based General Motors and Korea-based Samsung SDI, is scheduled to begin operations in 2026. Holcomb says this will bring in 1,700 manufacturing jobs.

“GM has long been one of America’s most iconic brands and deeply rooted in Indiana. For decades, Hoosier communities like Marion, Bedford and Fort Wayne have been part of the production of countless firsts for family vehicles,” Gov. Holcomb said.

The new facility will house production lines to build nickel-rich prismatic and cylindrical cells and is expected to help increase the accessibility and affordability of EVs. Once complete, the plant will have more than 30 GWh of capacity.

According to GM, construction is planned to begin within the next year and support more than 1,000 jobs during the build. The companies plan to start production in New Carlisle in 2026.

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