Two pieces of ostensibly conflicting news last week gave fodder to proponents and opponents of GM's pathbreaking plug-in hybrid car.
General Motors is building a large photovoltaic solar array at the company's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant--the plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt.
Renewable energy will be powering Leafs and Nissan's Smyrna manufacturing facilities, which will build the EV and its battery pack starting in 2012.
Detroit plant that makes the plug-in hybrids will shut for four weeks starting in June to allow for retooling and other changes on the assembly line for the 2012 model year.
GM delivers first of 360 Chevy Volt cars going out this week to customers in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama visits Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan on the heals of the announcement that the plant received $336 million in new investment to prepare for production of the Volt.
President Barack Obama got a chance to check out the Chevrolet Volt during a visit to the Compact Power battery plant in Holland, Mich.
General Motors today announced the company has made its final payment of $5.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury and Export Development Canada. GM also is investing $257 million in the Fairfax and the Detroit Hamtramck assembly centers.
Automotive News reports on GM's investment in retrofitting a plant to build engines for the Chevy Volt.
Automotive News reports on how a new battery plant from GM points to production figures for the Chevy Volt.