General Motors announced on Friday that it is renovating the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center at Factory ZERO, which will be the company’s new home for the manufacture of electric vehicles.
The $ 2.2 billion investment to rebuild and upgrade the facility came just days before it was set to expose the HUMMER EV, a full-fledged electric truck.
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“Factory ZERO will be the next battlefield in EV̵7;s career and will be the mainstay of the GM assembly plant on our journey into the future of electricity,” said Global Manufacturing executive vice president Gerald Johnson. “The electric trucks and SUVs to be built here will help transform GM and the automotive industry.”
It was a complete revival for the plant, which sat down and moved 800 workers to other plants last year to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles.
“We are preparing to build electric truck batteries at this plant,” GM CEO Mary Barra told FOX Business in December. “So Detroit-Hamtramck has a great future and every one of the affected employees has the opportunity to work in some of our other facilities.”
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The investment, which is the largest in GM history, will create 2,200 manufacturing jobs once fully operational.
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Aside from the HUMMER EV, Cruise Origin will also be built there. It is based on GM Ultium battery platform.
GM just got approval to start testing Cruise Origin’s autonomous driving features in San Francisco later this year.
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