General Motors Co. —trying to stir some buzz around the next generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in—said Tuesday it will move production of the vehicle’s electric drive unit to its home state of Michigan from Mexico.
The unit will be built at the Warren transmission plant when the new Volt goes into production sometime next year, the auto maker said. Chief Executive Mary Barra is expected to release more details during her speech before the Detroit Economic Club Tuesday. She is also expected to outline $300 million in investments the company intends to make in Michigan before the end of the year.
This is the second time GM has dropped hints about the Chevrolet Volt as it looks to build some consumer enthusiasm before unveiling the newer model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.