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More details on the construction and production of the Volt battery

Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Ford to build battery packs in Ypsilanti, MI

At the Detroit Auto Show in January, Ford announced that it would bring production of battery packs for its hybrid and plug-in vehicles in-house by 2012, in time for the launch of its next-generation models. At the time, Ford would only say that the production facility would be somewhere in southeast Michigan without giving specifics.

Report: Ford to build battery packs in Ypsilanti, MI

At the Detroit Auto Show in January, Ford announced that it would be bringing production of battery packs for its hybrid and plug-in vehicles in-house by 2012 in time for the launch of its next generation models in 2012. At the time Ford would only say that the production facility would be somewhere in southeast Michigan without giving specifics.

REPORT: Panasonic to follow the Tesla model of laptop batteries in cars

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Panasonic to follow the Tesla model of laptop batteries in cars

Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: GM to locate Volt battery plant in Brownstown Twp, MI

Bill Wallace showing off the Volt cell and battery pack - Click above for high-res image gallery

GM may lease Chevy Volt batteries

In order to sell the Chevy Volt for $30,000 or less, General Motors is considering leasing the lithium-ion batteries to customers who buy the car. As AutoblogGreen points out, renting car parts is an innovative strategy to get the Volt to market in time and at the right price. Having a car payment and a battery payment, however, might not be fun for Volt owners. The upside, however, is that GM would presumably warranty the batteries for the life of the lease, easing concerns over what happens to