New Global Battery Systems Lab Opens at GM Tech Center

General Motors opens its new 33,000 sq-ft Global Battery Systems Lab - the largest automotive battery lab in the United States - Monday, June 8, 2009 at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. The lab will accelerate the domestic development of advanced battery technology and expedite the introduction of electrically driven vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt, as well as plug-in hybrids, hybrid-electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. More than half of the lab is dedicated to testing the electrochemical battery cells and their enclosures, known as modules. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors) X09SN_SN114