General Motors will invest $23.5 million for additional production of vehicle electrification components on the site of the Baltimore Transmission Plant, site of its electric motor manufacturing facility the first in the US to be operated by a major automaker.
This will allow us to strengthen our core electrification components expertise. We’ll have more to say about specific products later.—GM Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones
The investments in the White Marsh facility will be made with the assistance from the Recovery Act funding announced in August 2009 by the US Department of Energy.
The new investment is in addition to the $246 million investment announced in January to build a high-volume electric drive production facility for GM’s next-generation rear-wheel drive Two-mode Hybrid system. The addition of electric motor production, to begin in 2013, will take place in a separate facility to be built on the same site as the Baltimore plant.