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Energy Secretary Chu to Visit Delphi Power Electronics Plant in Kokomo Indiana

July 14, 2010 - 12:00am


Washington D.C. - On Friday, July 16, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to Kokomo, Indiana to tour Delphi Automotive Systems manufacturing plant with Mayor Greg Goodnight. Remarks will be given following the tour. The trip is part of a nationwide initiative led by President Obama and members of the cabinet to highlight the nation's success in launching an advanced battery and electric vehicle manufacturing industry in the United States.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Delphi received an award of $89.3 million to build the power electronics manufacturing facility in Kokomo. This award is a part of the Recovery Act's $2 billion investments in battery and electric drive component manufacturing, supporting 9 battery factories, 11 battery component factories, and 11 electric drive component manufacturing factories. 


What: Energy Secretary Steven Chu to tour Kokomo, Indiana power electric manufacturing plant  
When: 12:15 PM, Friday, July 16, 2010
***Media availability will follow
Where: Delphi Automotive Systems
1501 East County Road 200 North
Kokomo, IN  46901