Gotion Inc.'s multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery factory proposal in Michigan has swelled by 1 million square feet and 200-300 additional jobs despite lingering uncertainty that the project will even happen.
The Chinese battery parts manufacturer has presented a revised plan to local officials that would increase its initial footprint by a third, calling for the addition of two 500,000-square-foot plants on the site near Big Rapids, Mich., according to township Supervisor Jim Chapman.
That would expand its footprint to roughly 3 million square feet across six buildings in Mecosta County in western Michigan. How much that would increase the originally planned $2.4 billion investment is not clear. The company had originally announced 2,350 jobs with the plant.