Dow Jones Newswires: Hyundai, LG Energy to build $4.3 billion EV battery factory in U.S.

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By Kwanwoo Jun

 Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution plan to build a $  4.3 billion electric-vehicle battery factory in the U.S., strengthening their tie-up overseas to meet growing demand for EVs. Executives from both sides signed an agreement in Seoul on Friday to construct a 50-50 EV battery cell joint venture in Savannah, Ga., where Hyundai Motor Group will build a new EV factory, the South Korean auto conglomerate said in an emailed statement.               Three Hyundai Motor Group affiliates--Hyundai Motor, Kia and Hyundai Mobis--have jointly invested to secure a combined 50% stake in the JV, which aims to start production at the end of 2025, the statement said. The JV will have an annual production capacity of 30 gigawatt-hours, enough to produce 300,000 EVs, it said. The U.S. project would mark the second battery JV between Hyundai Motor and LG Energy, which have been building a separate JV in Indonesia. Write to Kwanwoo Jun at