While a compact car off the new Delta platform may be scheduled for production in Ohio, another variant – the 2010 Chevrolet Volt – may be built in Detroit.
The Detroit News reports General Motors is looking to bring production of the highly-anticipated plug-in hybrid to its home turf – but expects a little something in return.
That “something” could come in the form of significant city and state tax breaks, allowing GM to re-tool an existing plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, for the electrified compact.
GM officials spoke Monday with members of Detroit’s City Council, discussing the upcoming vehicle and plans for its production.
Although retrofitting the Hamtramck plant for the Volt will be a costly endeavor, it may not be as expensive as building an all-new plant.; Built in 1985, the factory has been largely responsible for a number of Cadillac products over the past decade, and is currently home to the DTS sedan.; The DTS is expected to be discontinued in the next few years.
That time frame synchs well with that for the Volt; GM hopes to push the car into production for the 2010 model year, although suppliers are still developing the battery technology at the center of the concept.
Source: Detroit News