LG Chem Has Begun Battery Plant Construction for Chevy Volt Cells.
Sounds great - the GM Volt, an American car, green, totally electric.
So why did they award the contract to build the fuel cells for the GM Volt to LG Korea? According to the post on GM's own Volt blog, GM awarded the contract to LG from a field of 27 applicants. LG's Korea unit has begun construction on the assembly line to deliver units to GM for the 2010 launch of the Volt.
Considering the other GM news today, that GM will be shuttering several plants for as much as nine weeks - putting American GM workers out of work and out of pay for that time.
GM - why not build the plant in Detroit, and move the workers from the plants you're shuttering to build the Volt fuel cells?