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    Video: Chevy Volt battery workers at LG Chem idle since "there's nothing to do" *UPDATE
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    Despite rising Chevrolet Volt sales – September was the second record sales month in a row – not all is well in Volt productionville. According to local TV news reports, the Western Michigan LG Chem plant that makes the battery packs for GM's plug-in hybrid does not have enough work ...

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    Report: Opel Ampera delayed over Chevy Volt battery fears
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    Automotive News reports that, as suspected, Opel is delaying delivery of its Ampera extended-range hybrid to customers. The plug-in gas-electric hatchbacks have already arrived at dealers across Europe, but the automaker wants to ensure the vehicles' batteries are safe even in the event of an ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt battery fix may cost $1,000, will hang on to top IIHS rating
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    Spontaneous combustion concerns weeks after a crash may prompt General Motors to spend about $1,000 per Chevrolet Volt to fix, according to a report from Reuters. The proposed fixes, which would cost a total of $9 million, would likely include reinforcements around vulnerable areas of the car's ...

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    GM invests $8 million to double size of high-tech battery lab, replacing some engine dynamometers to make room
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    Bill Wallace showing off the Volt cell and battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How do you take the world's largest and most technologically advanced automotive battery lab and make it even better? Double the size, of course. With an additional investment of $8 million, ...

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    Future Voltec battery will be smaller, die sooner
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    General Motors realizes that it will need to get the cost of its Voltec drivetrain down in order to stay competitive and allow it to more easily be integrated into other, differently-sized vehicles. Since the battery is the most expensive part of the system, that's where the focus on cost-cutting ...

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    Video: Watch the Volt battery go shake-shake-shake
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    General Motors has promised that when the Chevy Volt goes on sale about a year from now, it's battery will carry a 10 year/150,000 mile warranty. That means GM is not designing it to be be replaced after 2-3 years like a phone or laptop battery. In fact, given that the pack is expected to ...

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    Volt battery life affected by hot weather, but 10 years means 10 years
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    Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery
    During an information-heavy battery and technology update on the Chevy Volt's progress recently, GM said the following about the 16 kWh battery pack in the plug-in car:
    "The biggest challenge in testing is hot-weather storage of the vehicle. ...

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    REPORT: GM to build its own electric motors, control systems
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    Chevy Volt battery pack - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sure, General Motors has outsourced production of the individual battery cells to LG Chem, but the American automaker isn't willing to give up much control over the Volt's extended-range EV powertrain. According to a report on ...

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    GM: Volt on track, Voltec battery progressing well, next-gen will be better
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    There was one main message hammered home during a conference call on the Voltec plug-in hybrid propulsion system that GM held earlier today: even though the Chevy Volt is not yet finished, GM is getting the second and third generation Voltec systems ready. Sure, the GM representatives reassured us ...

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