GM investing $23.5 million for electric components in Baltimore

General Motors Baltimore Transmission Plant

GM said today that it plans to invest $23.5 million to boost production of vehicle electrification components at its Baltimore Transmission Plant.

“This will allow us to strengthen our core electrification components expertise,” said GM Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones.

The investments were made possible in large part by federal grants received by the automaker in August of 2009 as part of a government program to boost electric vehicles and battery programs. The investment is going to create 11 jobs, according to GM.

In total, GM received $105 million in federal grants for construction of American facilities to produce its second-generation global rear-wheel electric drive system. Electric motor production will begin in 2013 in a separate facility on the same site as the Baltimore plant.

– By: Stephen Calogera