GM finds new venue for Volt engine production

  • 26-Feb-2009 08:31 EST
In a money-saving move, General Motors has decided that it will not "at this time" build a new engine plant for Chevrolet's Volt and Cruze models. The company announced Feb. 24 that instead of carrying out its previously announced plans for a new plant in Flint, MI, it will use extra capacity at an existing Flint plant. Preparations for installation of new equipment at the Flint South engine plant will begin this spring, with production set to start in December 2010. GM says the Flint assembly line for the four-cylinder Family 0 engines will be its most adaptable and efficient in the world, with 150 "highly flexible stations." With its "not ... at this time" term in a Feb. 24 press release, GM left open the possibility that a new plant for the engine could be built in the future.
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