Published: Nov 30, 2010 8:36 PM EST
Updated: Nov 30, 2010 5:37 PM EST

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - General Motors plans to hire 1,000 additional engineers in the Detroit area to work on battery technology.

The automaker said most of the jobs will be at a technical center in Warren, Mich., north of Detroit.

They'll work on batteries for hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
of the future.