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GM Ads Final Assembly Plant to Chevrolet Volt Operations in the U.S.
In brief: General Motors announced an investment of $336 million into the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan, to begin churning out Volts next year.
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With the announcement of the $336 million investment in Detroit, the total Volt-related investments in Michigan top $700 million over eight facilities.
The Detroit-Hamtramck facility will be the final leg of the Volt's journey from parts to car. Tooling from Grand Blanc, lithium-ion batteries from Brownstown Township, camshafts and connecting rods from Bay City, and stampings and the 1.4L generator will come from Flint.
Equipment from other GM plants, mainly those that have been shut down, is being shipped to Detroit to facilitate the new plant.
And so ...
Assembly of the first production prototypes will exit Detroit-Hamtramck this spring with regular production scheduled for late 2010.
Photo credits: GM
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