Auburn Hills, Michigan – Magna E-Car Systems, a joint venture of Ontario-based Magna International and the Stronach Trust, has opened a new facility in Michigan that will develop hybrid and electric vehicles, and batteries and materials.

Approximately 200 employees work on new electric-vehicle designs, as well as cells and battery packs, hybrid and electric vehicle components, and complete hybrid and electric vehicle systems.

“It is with great pride that we at Magna E-Car Systems, together with our many supporters and collaborators from government and private industry, are able to officially unveil this modern facility today,” said Ted Robertson, president of Magna E-Car Systems North America. “Magna E-Car Systems has a full range of industry-leading capabilities and this facility represents an important step forward as we work to develop effective, innovative solutions for future mobility.”

Including the new facility, Magna E-Car Systems has four facilities in North America and three in Europe working on several programs, including the Ford Focus battery electric vehicle, a Volvo hybrid program, and powertrain controllers for General Motors.

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