GM to move fuel cell research from NY to Michigan

Oct 7, 2012

General Motors says it will close its hydrogen fuel-cell research operation near Rochester and move it to Michigan. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

The company says most of the 220 salaried workers in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., will be offered the chance to move to GM's engine and transmission research unit in Pontiac, Mich.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter says the move will pull together all of its experts on ways to move vehicles. The company will save some money by not renewing a building lease in New York.

She says GM will continue to focus on electric vehicles and fuel cell development. GM has been testing fuel-cell vehicles that run on hydrogen with no harmful emissions.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.