General Motors (GM) will open a new technical center focused on performance and racing in the Charlotte region, a major racing hub in the U.S. The facility will expand GM’s performance and racing capabilities, officials said, with a focus on transferring knowledge and resources from the racing programs to core vehicle engineering. The goal for the Charlotte center is to eventually house future technology and engineering development capabilities, according to the company.
The 75,000-square-foot facility will be located in Concord, N.C., off of Interstate-85. The new center is expected to open by mid-2020.
“We’re thrilled to expand GM’s U.S. footprint by establishing a greater presence in Charlotte, a community that has become a racing and engineering mecca,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance and motorsports.