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Largest US Battery Plant Opened by... GM?

Those new television advertisements by GM telling us that it will be a "leaner, greener" company might just be true.  GM is definitely putting their money (in reality, OUR MONEY) where their mouth is.

This week GM opened the largest automotive battery lab in the United States on its Technical Center campus--expanding its already significant battery research and development capabilities.  The new Global Battery Systems Lab will lead the company's global advanced battery engineering resources and help expedite electric vehicle launches--including the Chevrolet Volt, as well as future "plug-in hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles." The new facility is four times the size of their previous research lab.

The plant is located in Warren, Michigan and will provide some much needed jobs in the region.