DETROIT – As if the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle were not unique enough – evidenced by this week’s media furor over exactly how its range-extending internal-combustion engine interacts with the rest of its propulsion system – the car also breaks new ground for General Motors Co. in terms of manufacturing flexibility. In short, the Detroit-Hamtramck, MI, assembly plant that produces the Volt represents the first GM facility that produces vehicles on multiple platforms using a common ...

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