General Motors will invest $449 (€325.5) million into the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants to support production of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt and two additional "future products."

General Motors will invest $449 (€325.5) million into the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants to support production of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt and two additional "future products."

The company declined to say when the next-generation Volt will go into production but GM North America Manufacturing vice president Gerald Johnson said “These investments will help the next-generation Chevrolet Volt build on its position as the leader in electrified propulsion.”

$384 (€278.4) million will be invested into the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to buy new tooling, equipment, and additional plant upgrades. The Brownstown Battery assembly plant, on the other hand, will receive a $65 (€47.1) million investment that will "support the next generation of lithium-ion battery production and future battery systems."

There's no word on what the two additional vehicles will be but the plant currently builds the Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac ELR and Opel / Vauxhall Ampera as well as the Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Impala.

Be part of something big

Chevrolet investing $449 million to build the next-generation Volt