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Hybrid, Indian Automakers Show Interest In Ex-GM Plant

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 4:17am

NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — Three automakers reportedly have toured the shuttered Boxwood Road auto plant near Newport as Delaware officials work to find another tenant for the former General Motors plant.

The Wilmington News Journal reported Sunday that the three include a start-up developing a plug-in hybrid and an Indian automaker.

The newspaper reported the Boxwood Road plant was also toured by the Penske Automotive Group, which had planned to buy the Saturn brand from GM before the deal fell though.

Two auto assembly plants have closed in Delaware in the last year.

The University of Delaware is the only known bidder for Chrysler's Newark assembly plant, which closed in December, proposing a technology park and possibly a medical campus.

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