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GM to Build First Electric Motor Plant in U.S.

May 18, 2011

The General Motors Co. (GM) on Tuesday announced its plan to build an electric motor plant near Baltimore, Maryland, the first such plant dedicated to making key components for vehicle electrification in the United States.

The plant is scheduled to open in 2013.

"We believe the future of sustainable transportation is electrically driven vehicles and this facility will help us maintain a leadership position within this category," said Mike Robinson, GM vice president in charge of environment and safety policy.

GM has dedicated 269.5 million U.S. dollars to the building of the plant.

Besides, GM said that the plant will be powered in part by a 1. 23-megawatt rooftop solar array, which is expected to generate nine percent of its annual energy consumption and save approximately 330,000 dollars during the life of the project.

GM said last week it plans to invest two billion dollars into 17 U.S. facilities nationwide over the next few years.

Source: Copyright Xinhua News Agency - CEIS 2011

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