Back in January, GM pledged to invest $246 million in motors for electrically driven vehicles and just dedicated an additional $23.5 million to the production of electrification components the assembly of which will take place at the Baltimore Transmission Plant.
While no specific product plans were announced, it’s important to note that the initial $246 million investment is earmarked for the next generation two-mode hybrid system for rear-drive applications. However, the $23.5 million investment is destined for a different facility at the same site as the Baltimore Transmission Plant and will create 11 jobs in addition to the 200 created by January’s $246 million. The jobs will be filled in agreement with GM’s national agreement with the UAW.
According to GM, the additional contribution to the Baltimore plant will allow for better manufacturability, lower costs, better performance as well as improved reliability and quality.