Lear to supply tech for GM’s Ultium battery platform

SOUTHFIELD–Officials at Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA) announced the company has been selected by General Motors Co. to supply key electrification technologies for the automaker’s Ultium global electric vehicle platform.

The technologies Lear will provide include:

* Battery Disconnect Units: BDUs are the primary interface between the battery pack and the vehicle’s electrical system. Lear’s patent-holding and PACE Award-winning BDU has first-to-market thermal management innovations that enable vehicles to charge faster and drive farther.
* Intercell Connect Boards: ICBs are the electrical and mechanical frames that hold together multiple individual battery cells to form an integrated battery module.
* Wire Harnesses: Wire harnesses provide electric voltage and distribute power safely and efficiently throughout the vehicle.

Lear’s decades of experience with electric vehicle architectures, precision metal stampings, and connection systems, along with the overmolding capabilities obtained through the 2021 acquisition of M&N Plastics, provide the expertise required to engineer and produce complex parts for the Ultium program.

Lear has e-systems and seating manufacturing operations in 38 countries and serves every major automaker in the world. More at www.lear.com.

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