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GM picks Volt battery supplier

Automotive New reports on GM's chosen battery supplier for the Volt.

Automotive News

Automotive News

DETROIT -- After more than a year testing lithium ion batteries for the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors has decided on a supplier--which it won't identify.

GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz told reporters last week that GM will announce the battery maker this year. He wouldn't say if GM will buy batteries from Compact Power Inc. or Continental Automotive Systems.

Last summer, GM awarded development contracts to both companies. Both make lithium ion batteries for consumer electronics.

Volt production is scheduled to begin in November 2010.

(Source: Automotive News)