Charging into the Future: Electric Vehicle Panel Discussion

Throughout the Midwest, automakers and their Tier 1 suppliers are investing billions to make electric cars and trucks. In Ohio, Ford is retooling portions of its Ohio Assembly Plant to make a commercial electric truck; General Motors and LG Electronics are building an Ultium Cells EV battery plant in Lordstown; Foxconn plans to make Lordstown Motors trucks and Fisker Ocean crossovers at GM’s former Chevy Cruze plant; and Honda is testing electric designs at its Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (HALO) facility near its East Liberty plant. Car companies have committed to producing millions more EVs by 2030, creating new opportunities for suppliers. But what do the companies need? Representatives from Ultium Cells, Eaton eMobility and other players in the Midwest EV production boom will discuss:

  • What OEMs and Tier 1s need from their supply chains
  • The market potential for EV production
  • The state of the industry, and where it's going in the near future
  • Challenges unique to making electric vehicles and components 
  • How to ensure worker safety as manufacturing processes change
Scott Adams Heather Soerries Steven Sumner Kareem Maine