GM Moves Advanced R&D To China
Today, GM broke ground for another R&D Center in China, called the GM China Advanced Technical Center. The new facility is in addition to existing R&D centers in China, including the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai and the China Automotive Energy Research Center (CAERC) in Beijing.
The new facility is adjacent to the GM International Operations and GM China Headquarters in Shanghai. With 300 engineers in 62 test labs and nine research labs, it will develop advanced vehicle designs and technology solutions for GM on a domestic and global basis, said GM in a press release. The center will be part of GM’s global engineering and design network, and provide input to GM affiliates the world over.
The CATC will focus mostly on new propulsion systems, gasoline alternatives, electrification systems and new engines and battery cells.
Construction of the GM China Advanced Technical Center will be completed by the end of 2011.
"The new facility is in addition to existing R&D centers in China..." It looks like this is an new facility, not something moving there, like it had existed in another place previously... @psar: +1.
I wonder what Mr.King makes of this. Oh yeah, he's too busy picketing Toyota dealers.
So Government Motors is taking the slow boat to China. At this rate ( price ) is not going to last. The benefit is the pay in Middle Kingdom probably 10% of what we pay here, but is not going to help the kids in the next gen.
It looks like the TARP money given to GM is being put to good use in China, wonder what the UAW thinks of this?