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US automakers roll out hybrid plans

GM will open battery factory

GM chief Rick Wagoner speaks with reporters yesterday at the Detroit auto show, where GM unveiled plans for a battery factory. GM chief Rick Wagoner speaks with reporters yesterday at the Detroit auto show, where GM unveiled plans for a battery factory. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)
Globe Wire Services / January 13, 2009

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DETROIT - General Motors Corp. , a wounded company living on cash borrowed from the government, didn't behave like one yesterday at an industry show as it unveiled ambitious plans to research and assemble lithium-ion batteries in Michigan and picked a Korean company to supply the cells to power the Chevrolet Volt electric car. (Full article: 602 words)

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