General Motors Brings EV Production to Detroit-Hamtramck
General Motors is all about keeping up with the future of cars, and in its mind, that means electric vehicles. This month, the automaker announced a $2.2 billion investment in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly facility to grow its EV manufacturing infrastructure in the United States.
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While this is a huge announcement, this is just the latest in a string of GM strategic moves to build its EV base here in America. A press release from the company says that this brings total EV investment in Michigan alone to $2.5 billion. Another $2.3 billion is being invested in Ohio’s Lordstown plant in partnership with LG Chem to build battery cells.
The investment in Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will prepare it to roll out all-electric trucks and SUVs, including the just-announced all-electric GMC HUMMER EV slated for production in late 2021. The Cruise Origin, a self-driving vehicle announced earlier this month in California, will also be built at this Michigan facility. The planned renovations include new machines, paint and body shops, tooling, and conveyors.
When all is said and done, GM estimates that the upgrades will support 2,200 manufacturing positions.
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When asked about GM’s choice of facility, GM President Mark Reuss said, “The support from the state of Michigan was a key element in making this investment possible. This investment helps ensure that Michigan will remain at the epicenter of the global automotive industry as we continue our journey to an electrified future.”
We will keep our eyes peeled for more information about the new HUMMER truck and other electric car offerings from GM.
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