Friday, January 08, 2010

GM Starts production of Lithium-ion Batteries at its Brownstown Plant

General Motors has started producing lithium-ion batteries in its Brownstown plant upon seeing huge demand for electric cars. Car makers are now turning their attention to the flourishing electric car market which has been growing steadily. Reports also claim that growth of electric vehicles in the auto market will be increased significantly over the next decade.

Naturally, GM also looks to strengthen its presence in electric car market. GM showed its Chevrolet Volt electric car, first from GM, at the North American International Auto Show in 2007. The new 160,000-square-foot plant at Brownstown costs $43-million and will be used for producing lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicles like Chevrolet Volt and others.

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