GM Teams With LG on Electric Cars

Electronics maker to do more than just provide batteries
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2011 11:31 AM CDT
This Friday, March 25, 2011 photo shows James Brazell's Chevy Volt electric car as it charges in the garage at his home in Asheville, NC.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Newser) – Hot on the heels of news of the Ford-Toyota deal, we’ve got word of a far stranger electric car pact: General Motors has agreed to a deal to co-develop cars with LG Group, the Wall Street Journal reports. The consumer electronics company already makes the battery for the Chevy Volt, but now it’ll apparently be expanding its role beyond that. The companies didn’t elaborate on any specific plans, or indicate when their first jointly produced cars might hit showrooms.

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