GM to build electric motors in White Marsh

General Motors will become the first U.S. automaker to build its own electric motors, and they plan to do it in White Marsh, according to Sun reporter Andrea Walker, who wrote a story online now.

The plant will begin production in 2013 and add about 200 jobs, GM says. The plant, in total, will employ about 400.

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The motors will be used in electric and hybrid electric cars, something the company says it plans to make a lot more of.

GM was the recipient of federal stimulus money, and plans to spend $246 million on the plant.

Should the other U.S. automakers follow suit and make the engines? Think this will help bring the cost of an electric or hybrid electric car down? Or, are you just glad to see some manufacturing jobs return?

Los Angeles Times file photo of the Chevy Volt

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