GM to invest $449 million in electric-vehicle assembly plants

April 9, 2014

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two of its assembly plants.

The investment includes $384 million at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling, equipment, and additional plant upgrades to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt® and two future products, as well as $65 million at Brownstown Battery Assembly to support the next generation of lithium-ion battery production and future battery systems.