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The new GM Subsystem Manufacturing facility in Brownstown Township, Michigan Friday, August 7, 2009. The facility will be the first high-volume automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturing site in the U.S. General Motors will invest $43 million in the site to produce battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt and other extended range electric vehicles. Production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010 to support the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)