General Motors’ Advanced Technology Center in Torrance, Calif. will be receiving a 12,000 square-foot addition to its facility. The Advanced Tech Center serves as a proving ground for engineering and testing of future clean energy and high efficiency vehicles. Essentially, the company is moving its Advanced Vehicle Technology Center previously located in Burbank, Calif. to Torrance.
The employees will use the extra space to play with up-and-coming green tech for new vehicles. GM has big plans for the center which is foretold by the inclusion of electric charging stations, hydrogen fuel stations, and battery maintenance and development facilities. The facility will be the field testing home of the Chevrolet Volt and GM’s EN-V.
“California and Torrance are playing a key role in the transformation of the automotive industry,” said David Tulauskas, GM’s regional director of state government relations, during the opening ceremony.