13 Jun '11, 2pm

The First Electric Motor Plant Owned by a Major U.S. Automaker

The First Electric Motor Plant Owned by a Major U.S. Automaker

General Motors plans to be major part of the global race to capture the growing market for alternative vehicle technologies. General Motors looks to be a part of the movement getting on board early. The Obama administration plans to purchase 116 plug-in electric vehicles for the U.S. government. General Motors will provide 101 Chevrolet Volts of the 116 vehicles being purchased. General Motors is not stopping there. GM has also received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for the development and demonstration of a vehicle charging program with two Washington D.C.-area utility companies. The project is part of Department of Energy’s Transportation Electrification Initiative. This facility and program is part of a plan that sees it as the first of three initial launch markets for the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. The other expected launch markets include Michigan and Califo...

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