GM Produces First Production Volt Battery Pack in Michigan
In brief: General Motors' Brownstone Township, Michigan plant has produced its first production battery pack for the soon-to-be-released Chevrolet Volt.
General Motors chose the Brownstone plant last summer as their American-based battery production facility to provide the battery packs for the much-anticipated (and hyped) Chevy Volt. The plant is now on-line and ramping up production with this battery pack being the first produced from the facility.
The battery packs are full-production hardware for the Volt, which will be coming off the line sometime late this spring or early summer for a planned November release date. The packs include everything for the power-delivery system except the software to control the power flow, which GM engineers are still tweaking.
Current production batteries are being used for final testing on the Volt platform as well as secretive plans for future Volt-like models which may be forthcoming.
Here is video from GM of the batteries in production:
And so ...
One more step in the Volt's progress towards final production and release to the sales floor.
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