Livent and GM have announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Livent will supply the corporation with battery-grade lithium hydroxide. The compound will be primarily made from lithium extracted at the company’s brine-based operations in South America, and power GM EVs such as the Chevrolet Blazer EV, GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq.
GM will be provided with Livent’s lithium hydroxide over a six-year period, beginning in 2025. Over this time, Livent will increasingly supply it to GM from its U.S. manufacturing facilities, with the goal of transitioning its downstream lithium hydroxide processing for GM to North America. Individually, the agreement works to help GM secure supply, while assisting Livent in expanding its capabilities across North America.