In Michigan
10:16 am
Thu August 13, 2009

GM releases details on Volt battery plant in Mich.

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – 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 this 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."