GM decides to ramp up its electrification drive and will open a dedicated EV plant in Detriot, the company plans to invest $2.2 billion for this purpose.
General Motors (GM), which is gaining momentum in electrification, has launched aggressive measures toward mass production of electric vehicles (EV). The company is investing $2.2 billion in its Hamtramck plant in Detroit, Michigan, converting it into its first EV-only assembly plant.
Production of EV pickup trucks will start in the latter half of 2021. The operation is expected to create 2,200 jobs, which is likely to contribute to the revival of Detroit, a formerly motorized economic town.
GM, which is promoting EV production in Michigan, where its headquarters is located, has made clear its investment in Orion’s assembly plant and Brownstown’s battery plant. The Hamtramick plant will also produce Cruise Origin in the future.