Chevy Volt Electric Drive Unit to Be Built at Warren Transmission Plant
Marks major Michigan investments from GM
Chevrolet today announced that the second-generation Chevy Volt electric drive unit would be built at GM’s Warren Transmission Plant in Michigan. This means that the majority of the Volt powertrain will be manufactured in the very state that houses company headquarters. According to GM, this makes Michigan the “company’s global engineering center of excellence for vehicle electrification,” which is just a fancy way of saying, “We do our electric stuff in Michigan, guys.”
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The official announcement will be made today by Mary Barra at the Detroit Economic Club. She will also be announcing nearly $300 million of capital investments in Michigan, which will be made by the end of the year. Barra will elaborate on the details during her address today.
Barra did, however, tease this statement: “We must provide the breakthrough technology that our customers want. Our investments in the Chevy Volt and Michigan signify our commitment to lead the industry in technology and innovation.”
Since 2009, The General has invested over $11 billion here in the United States, with nearly half of that going to the Great Lakes State. In total, GM has invested about $1.82 billion in capital toward vehicle electrification specifically.
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