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GM Breaks Ground on First U.S. Electric Motor Factory by Major Automaker
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 18, 2011 @ 8:31 am In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 11 Comments
GM  broke ground yesterday on what will be the first electric motor  factory in the U.S. for a major automaker. The factory is an addition to the GM Baltimore Operations Complex and will open in 2013 to produce rear-wheel-drive motors for hybrid  and electric vehicles .
The new plant is proof that GM is putting its money where its mouth is on electric vehicle  technology, costing $129 million from GM to build, in addition to $105 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and $10.5 million from the county and state. The factory will be partially powered by a rooftop solar array and will follow the lead of its parent complex by generating no landfill waste.
Via Edmund’s AutoObserver 
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