WARREN, MI --- General Motors has opened its new Global Battery Systems Lab, a 33,000-square-foot facility, at the company's Technical Center in Warren, Mich., Automobile magazine reported.

 The lab facility will test and develop automotive batteries and technologies used in plug-in, hybrid, fuel-cell and electric extended-range vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt.

 "This lab is an indication Michigan is going to be the place we intend and aspire to be, the place where these breakthroughs occur," Gov. Jennifer Granholm said. 

Plans for the facility have been in the works since December 2007. Construction began in August 2008.

Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine

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