GM to add 1,000 electric vehicle engineers, researchers to up its EV game

2011 Chevrolet Volt

As of recently, General Motors is all about good news giving American taxpayers some comfort for investing into the Detroit automotive giant. The General announced today that it will add 1,000 engineers and researches in Michigan over the next two years to expand its vehicle electrification expertise and lead in the development of electric vehicles from hybrids to electric vehicles with extended-range capability… like the Chevrolet Volt.

The new jobs will focus on building GM’s strategy to develop and manufacture automotive battery, electric motors and power control technologies in-house.

“GM is going to lead the industry in the adoption of various vehicle electrification technologies, whether its electric vehicles with extended-range capability, like the Chevrolet Volt, or the recently introduced eAssist technology that will debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse,” said GM CEO Dan Akerson said. “We want to give our customers energy choices other than petroleum and to make the automobile part of the solution when it comes to the environment.”

Deep experience and expertise in batteries, electric motors and power controls will ensure GM provides the best possible electric vehicle choices to customers around the world, Akerson went on to say.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm also dropped a line saying: “The state of Michigan is proud to continue our long partnership with GM as it drives toward a leaner, greener future. As we work to diversify our state’s economy both within the auto industry and outside of it, electric vehicles will play a major role in re-establishing Michigan as the North American center of automotive manufacturing.”

– By: Omar Rana