16 Apr '13, 10pm

Official: Chevy starts Spark EV motor production in Baltimore

Official: Chevy starts Spark EV motor production in Baltimore

Spark EV Electric Motor Manufacturing Begins in Baltimore GM is first domestic automaker to build electric motors and drive units in United States WHITE MARSH, Md. – Until now, electric motors and drive units – the heart and soul of electric vehicles – have been mostly imports. General Motors today commemorated becoming the first U.S.-based automaker to manufacture these key parts in America for the new Chevrolet Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. "The era of using electricity to help improve performance and fuel economy is already here and the trend is only going to grow," said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Sustainability. "Today is further proof GM is leading in the development of electric vehicles that will improve America's energy security." GM engineers designed and developed the Spark EV's motor and drive unit to provide maximum effi...

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