Common Motors seems to be shifting ahead with a plan to construct an electrical car battery plant in northern Indiana.

The automaker has proposed spending $3.5 billion on what can be its fourth U.S. battery plant, based on authorities officers. The mission outdoors New Carlisle, Ind., would have roughly 1,600 full-time workers by the top of 2027, at a median wage of $24 per hour, based on a growth settlement filed with St. Joseph County.

County officers on Tuesday authorized a growth settlement and tax abatement with GM for the mission. It amends an earlier settlement authorized final 12 months between the county and Ultium Cells LLC, the title of GM’s three way partnership with LG Vitality Answer. Talks with LG broke down over a fourth battery plant that may comply with three in operation or underneath building within the U.S.

GM in April fashioned a three way partnership with South Korean battery producer Samsung SDI and mentioned the 2 corporations deliberate to take a position greater than $3 billion to open a plant by 2026.

A GM spokesperson mentioned the automaker has not but selected a location.

“Samsung SDI and Common Motors are creating a aggressive enterprise case for a battery cell manufacturing plant that might be positioned in New Carlisle, Ind.,” GM mentioned in an announcement. “As a part of that work, we submitted a tax abatement software with St. Joseph County, which was authorized [Tuesday]. We recognize the native help because the three way partnership works to make a location resolution.”

GM and Samsung mentioned their plant will produce prismatic and cylindrical battery cells, which can give GM extra kind components for its upcoming EVs. The automaker mentioned it expects to have roughly 160 gigawatt-hours of battery cell capability within the U.S. when the plant reaches full manufacturing.

Development of the Indiana facility — two buildings totaling 3 million sq. ft — would start within the fourth quarter and end by the top of 2027, based on the event settlement.

St. Joseph County provided to get rid of GM’s actual property taxes for 10 years and private property taxes for 15 years, although the corporate would pay $4.5 million yearly for a decade towards infrastructure prices, based on the county.

GM has invested greater than $7 billion in three Ultium Cells battery crops. The primary, in Warren, Ohio, has begun manufacturing. A second plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is predicted to open this 12 months, whereas a 3rd close to Lansing, Mich., is predicted to open in 2024.