Livent signs contract with General Motors to supply lithium hydroxide

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Livent announced a sourcing contract with General Motors to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide made primarily from lithium extracted at Livent’s brine-based operations in South America.

Lithium hydroxide is crucial to GM’s plans to make higher performance, higher mileage EVs. The lithium hydroxide from Livent will be used in GM’s Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.

Livent will provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide to GM over a 6-year period beginning in 2025. Livent will increasingly supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to GM from its manufacturing facilities in the U.S., with the goal of transitioning 100 percent of Livent’s downstream lithium hydroxide processing for GM to North America.