17 Apr '13, 4am

Spark EV Electric Motor Made in Baltimore

Spark EV Electric Motor Made in Baltimore

General Motors became the first U.S.-based automaker to manufacture its electric motors in America. Electric motors for the new Chevrolet Spark EV are now manufactured 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 efficiency and power with world-class reliability. They said the permanent magnet motor features a unique design to provide precise delivery of power. The Spark EV electric motor will produce 130 horsepower (100 kilowatts) and 400 pound-feet of torque. This will...

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