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GM invests $8 million to double size of high-tech battery lab, replacing some engine dynamometers to make room

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

Future Voltec battery will be smaller, die sooner

General Motors realizes that it will need to get the cost of its Voltec drivetrain down in order to stay competitive and allow it to more easily be integrated into other, differently-sized vehicles. Since the battery is the most expensive part of the system, that's where the focus on cost-cutting will go. Among the approaches GM will take for the third generation of the pack, according to the

REPORT: GM to build its own electric motors, control systems

Chevy Volt battery pack - Click above for high-res image gallery

Possible reasons A123 lost the Chevy Volt contract

As we reported a few months back, all signs point to Compact Power, a subsidiary of LG Chem, being awarded the big initial battery contract for the upcoming Chevy Volt. Why? There are some obvious reasons, including that Compact Power was able to get its battery packs to the General a full two months before A123 fulfilled its end of the bargain, but there could be more to it than

GM Battery director Denise Gray on the Volt battery contracts

Denise Gray, who was named the Director, Hybrid Energy Storage Systems for General Motors a few months ago, has put up a post on the GM FastLane blog. She discusses the company's commitment to making E-Flex based vehicles a production reality. Although only two contracts were awarded based on the t