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Motors Increases Battery Expertise

Nearly triples of Global Battery Systems Lab opening in 2009

General announces Monday, September 16, it has expanded its Global Battery Laboratory in Warren, Michigan, it tests and validates both cells and packs for all of GM s vehicle systems, including the battery for the Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac Chevrolet Spark EV and GM s eAssist electrification system. The expanded lab dedicated equipment for future battery system development, of prototype battery packs for development programs, and a hub for validation and of all future battery systems for use in GM vehicles. The facility is the largest lab in North America owned and by a major auto manufacturer. by John F. Martin for General

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WARREN, Mich. – Motors has nearly tripled the of its Global Battery Systems cementing the lab’s stature as the battery lab in North America and operated by a major auto

The latest addition of 50,000 feet brings to 85,000 the square footage of the lab. The made possible the increase in the of pack-level test channels 64 to 112 and cell-level test channels 96 to120.

“In the past four the competitive landscape in the electrification has grown exponentially. This has us to raise our game and draw a new in the sand,” said Doug GM vice president, global programs. “To maintain our battery this additional real is filled with new capability will help us improve to market for our next generation of systems and help us improve the equation to our customers around the

GM’s Global Battery Lab has been responsible for testing and both battery cells and for all of GM’s vehicle electrification including the battery systems for the Volt. Cadillac ELR. Spark EV and GM’s e Assist electrification system.

The additional of the lab expansion include:

dedicated for future vehicle battery development such as charger and testing, cord set testing and benchmarking;

building prototype packs for vehicle development and,

the ability to act as the hub for validation and of all battery systems designed for use in GM vehicles around the world.

The lab also play a critical in assuring GM’s current of electric vehicles maintain battery leadership position. will validate and test to existing chemistries and system to make the most of performance and cost. For example, updates made to the battery system in Chevrolet Volt that three miles of EV range.

GM Battery Lab

Photo courtesy of GM

“GM is to vehicle electrification and our products in area must continue to customers. A critical part of plan is to deliver safe, and affordable energy storage said Larry Nitz, executive director of global engineering. “The new capabilities of lab will enhance our engineers’ to design, develop, process and class-leading products to meet the of our growing customer base.

In to the lab in Michigan, GM also operates labs in Shanghai, China, and Germany, which are tasked testing and validation of battery packs, and advanced battery development. Teams at the China, and Michigan labs work to test battery systems the clock to reduce validation

Facts: Global Battery Battery Lab

Alternative Energy GM Technical Center, Warren,


Lab completed: May 2009

completed: July 2013

Expansion total floor 50,000 sq.-ft.

Lab total space: 85,000 sq.-ft.

sq. ft. Pack testing, Support

sq. ft. Cell / Module testing, #1, Safety and Abuse #1, Support

sq. ft. Safety and Abuse #2, Manufacturing Pack Build, Test,

20,000 sq. ft. Software / Dev. Vibration #2, Modal test, / Dev. Support


pack testing

New cell and testing

Additional capabilities

New testing area with Modal testing capability


Immersion testing seals)

Hardware in the Loop / in the Loop testing and development

Engineering area for support of plants (equipment partially by the U.S. Department of Energy)


Welding of battery Development of new ultrasonic and laser capabilities.

Battery system capabilities: Tooling to hand-build sections and validate parts.

pack build area

General Motors Co.

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