Car sales are up (thanks to cash for clunkers) and green initiatives from hybrids to solar panels on auto factory roofs seem to be everywhere these days. And now, more, green, good news comes from General Motors that a new, large battery plant will be built in Detroit, Michigan.
General Motors plans to invest $43 million in the new battery factory near Detroit. The new plant will build batteries for the upcoming and much anticipated Chevrolet Volt, although curiously, the cells themselves will come from Korea.
News of GM’s new batter facility comes hot on the heals of the $25 million battery R&D laboratory they opened last month and their promise to spend upwards of $800 million in retooling another plant in Orion Township to build another new small car.