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30GM investing $449 million in next-gen electrification

It has been a rough couple of weeks for General Motors with the constant scrutiny on its recalls in the public eye, but the company is trying to move forward. This week, it announced a $449 million investment into its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants. Part of the money is going into upgrades that allow for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt to be built.

18Chevy Volts will be made using huge 516-kW solar array

General Motors, along with DTE Energy, will install a 516-kilowatt solar array at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant – home of the Chevrolet Volt. The array, hailed by GM as the largest in southeast Michigan, will generate enough electricity to charge 150 Volts per day or 54,750 Volts a year. The 264,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

21GM: Soon, Detroit will earn its nickname as the Motor City

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