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GM Moves Spark Battery Production In-House

New pack built on same line as Volt.

by on May.14, 2014

LaTanya Clanton works on the Spark EV battery line. GM is bringing all of its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house at Brownstown.

General Motors is bringing the production of its new battery pack for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV in-house to its Brownstown Township, Michigan, plant. The plant also builds the packs for the Chevy Volt, Opel Ampera and Cadillac ELR.

“Using our in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise enabled us to deliver a battery system that is more efficient and lighter than the 2014 Spark EV without sacrificing range,” said Larry Nitz, executive director of GM global transmission and electrification engineering, in a statement.

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