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Tesla Chooses Nevada for Gigafactory

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada for its $5 billion Gigafactory in a deal that will likely lead to a lower-priced Tesla vehicles and 6,500 new jobs to the Reno area. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and Nevada’s Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the deal Sept. 4.

GM to Invest $449M in Next-Gen Electrification

General Motors Corp. will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two Detroit-area automotive assembly plants to support the next-generation Chevrolet Volt battery-electric hybrid, the company has announced.

Video Captures Second Fiery Tesla S Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will continue to monitor the Tesla S, following a second crash in which the vehicle's electric lithium-ion battery caught fire.

NHTSA Opens New Safety Investigation Into Chevrolet Volt Battery Fires

WASHINGTON - NHTSA announced a formal investigation into post-crash battery fires in the Chevrolet Volt following testing in mid-November. On Monday, Nov. 28, General Motors issued a response to NHTSA’s announcement, saying that it is launching new customer satisfaction and safety initiatives related to this investigation.

Advanced Battery Consortium Awards 4 Contracts

SOUTHFIELD, MI - The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a research collaboration involving Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., announced approximately $15.6 million in advanced battery development and technology contracts to Cobasys, Maxwell Technologies and SK Energy Co.