Hamtramck, Michigan – General Motors will add 1,000 engineers and researchers to its Michigan facilities over the next two years to significantly expand its electric vehicle program, the company has announced.

The new jobs will build on GM’s strategy to develop, validate and manufacture automotive battery, electronic motor and power control technologies in-house.

GM has the industry’s largest and most technologically advanced battery systems lab at its technical centre in Warren, Michigan and has invested US$336 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, where the Volt will be assembled. Another $43 million has been invested at the industry’s only battery pack manufacturing plant in Brownstown Township, Michigan.

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