GM to Build Electric Motors for Hybrid Cars in Maryland

Foreseeing a bright future in electric and hybrid vehicles, General Motors said Tuesday it will spend $246 million to expand a Baltimore-area factory to manufacture electric motors for its next generation of large hybrid vehicles beginning in 2013. The project will result in an additional 200 jobs at the plant, which currently makes transmissions for GM's full-size hybrid trucks, such as the Chevrolet Silverado.