GM to move production of Volt part to US

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is moving production of a critical component in the Chevrolet Volt from Mexico to Michigan.

GM CEO Mary Barra is expected to announce the plan later Tuesday in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club.

GM will build the electric drive unit for the second-generation Volt at its Warren Transmission Plant in suburban Detroit. An electric drive unit powers the Volt's wheels.

GM won't hire any new workers to make the part.

GM has been making the plug-in hybrid Volt in Detroit since it went on sale in 2010. The second generation of the Volt is expected to go on sale sometime next year.

Barra is also expected to announce $300 million in investments in Michigan between now and the end of this year.