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GM Plans Lithium Battery Facility; Taps LG Chem for Cell Supply

11:05 AM MST | January 16, 2009 | NANCY SEEWALD

General Motors (GM) says it plans to build a lithium-ion battery pack plant at a yet-to-be determined location in Michigan to supply its Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The facility, due onstream in 2010, will be the first of its kind operated by a major automaker, GM says. Battery packs are lithium-ion cells that are grouped into modules, along with other key battery components, GM says. Chevy Volt: GM gears up to further hybrid technology development. LG Chem will supply lithium-ion battery cells and battery packs for Volt prototype vehicles until...

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