GM To Build $43m MI Battery Plant For Volt

Thu, 08/13/2009 - 4:59am
David N. Goodman, Associated Press Writer

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. boss Fritz Henderson says a new $43 million plant in southeastern Michigan will assemble battery packs for its new rechargeable electric car.

GM's president and chief executive held a news conference Thursday morning at the plant site in Brownstown Township, 20 miles southwest of Detroit.

GM says in a statement the factory "will produce the lithium ion battery packs for GM's future extended-range electrical vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt."

South Korea's LG Chem Ltd. is making the batteries.

GM said the plant will "provide more than 100 advanced-technology jobs."


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