General Motors confirms intention to manufacture engine for battery-powered Volt in Flint
FLINT, Michigan -- General Motors confirmed that it intends to make Flint the manufacturing home of the engine for the much-touted, battery-powered Chevrolet Volt, according to paperwork filed with the city.
The new documents indicate the facility would be located on Van Slyke Road adjacent to Flint Engine South and Flint Truck Assembly.
The site also will produce the four-cylinder engine for the next-generation Cobalt, called the Cruze.
The paperwork also offered new details about GM's coming engine plant.
• The plant constitutes a $326-million investment.
• It would be 530,000 square feet, making it the seventh-largest of GM's 10 facilities in Genesee County.
• Bringing the plant here means Genesee County would retain 300 jobs, though it doesn't indicate any jobs created.
• Production is set to begin in 2010.