GM building giant battery development lab in Detroit suburb


This Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, photo shows the General Motors logo. General Motors is expected to reveal that it will build the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV at its factory in Spring Hill, Tenn., when it makes a major manufacturing announcement Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it’s building a huge new electric vehicle battery lab in Michigan.

Their scientists will work on chemistry to cut costs 60% over current vehicles and allow people to travel 500 to 600 miles per charge.

Structural steel already is in place for the 300,000-square-foot lab on the grounds of GM’s Technical Center in the Detroit suburb of Warren.

Executives say the lab will be operational by mid-to-late next year and will house hundreds of engineers and others who will work on battery innovations and how to manufacture them.

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