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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Negative Jolt For Ohio Economy: GM's Volt To Be Built In Michigan

CINCINNNATI (TDB) -- The Detroit Free Press is reporting the new UAW/GM labor pact has driven a stake through the heart of Ohio's hopes for landing the new Chevy Volt electric car for Lordstown's manufacturing complex. More on the story from Crain's Detroit Business.

Up until this weekened, there were a steady stream of hopeful but unconfirmed reports since Spring that the Volt would roll off assembly lines in Ohio around 2010. Even Lordstown officials had said they heard whispers the Volt was coming to Ohio. Instead, it appears certain that GM is going to produce the new vehicle -- which is supposed to position to the automotive giant for a green, less petrol-dependent economy -- in Hamtramck, an old manufacturing community that is completely within Detroit's city limits. GM has a plant that assembles Cadillacs and other large models there now.

AutoBlogGreen has more and says GM loves Detroit, its hometown.

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