GM Opens Global Battery Systems Lab Expansion

General Motors Executive Director Global Functional Leader Larry Nitz addresses the gathering Monday, September 16, 2013, at a press conference announcing the expansion of the GM Global Battery Systems Laboratory in Warren, Michigan. GM tests and validates both battery cells and packs for all of GM’s vehicle electrification systems, including the battery systems for the Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Spark EV and GM’s eAssist light electrification system at the facility. The expanded lab features dedicated equipment for future vehicle battery system development, building of prototype battery packs for vehicle development programs, and a hub for validation and testing of all future battery systems designed for use in GM vehicles. The facility is the largest battery lab in North America owned and operated by a major auto manufacturer. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)