South Korean firm, LG Energy Solution, has decided to invest more than $4.5 billion in its United States battery production by 2025.
LG has a joint venture with U.S. automaker General Motors, a automaker which is to ramp up production of electric vehicles.
The investment will help create 10,000 jobs, including subcontractors.
GM and LG are currently building a $2.3 billion battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio, near Cleveland, that will employ about 1,000 people when it is completed in 2022.
The site is fairly close to GM’s two other designated electric vehicle plants, one in Detroit and the other north of the city in Orion Township, Michigan.
The companies hope to have a decision on a second site in the first half of the year.
General Motors has changed its corporate logo and launched an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company, rather than a builder of gas-powered pickups and SUVs.
The 112-year-old Detroit automaker has promised to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025 and said Friday that the new campaign will highlight its progressive vision for the future.