General Motors Co. (GM) has started work on a new electric motor plant that will be dedicated to making parts for its EVs and hybrids. The new plant, to be located near Baltimore, is expected to open in 2013.
In a press release, GM stated that “electric motor design and production is a core business for GM in the development and manufacture of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.”
The press release also said that the new production site will serve the environment, not only by creating electric motors, but also by employing a 1.23-MW rooftop solar array for its power. The solar array is expected to generate 9% of the facility’s annual energy consumption and will prevent up to 1,103 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere every year. Constellation Energy Group will build, own and maintain the solar power system and GM will purchase all of the electricity generated by the panels under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
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