General Motors announced Friday that it is converting its Detroit-hamtramac assembly center to Factory Zero, which will be the company’s new home for the production of electric vehicles.
The રોકાણ 4.5 billion investment to re-establish and upgrade the facility comes just days before a full-fledged electric truck sets out to unveil the Hummer EV.
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“Factory Zero is the next battleground in the EV race and will be GM’s flagship assembly plant in our journey to an all-electric future,” said Gerald Johns, executive vice president of global manufacturing. “The electric trucks and SUVs that will be built here will help transform the GM and automotive industries.”
That’s a resurgence for the plant, which sat idle and relocated 800 workers to other plants last year to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles.
“We are preparing to build a battery-electric truck at this plant,” GM CEO Mary Barra told Fox Business last December. “So Detroit-Hemtremak has a bright future and the affected employees each have the opportunity to work in some of our other facilities.”
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The investment, the largest in GM’s history, will create 2,200 manufacturing jobs once fully operational.
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In addition to the Hummer EV, Cruise Origin will also be built there. It is based on GM’s Ultimate battery platform.
GM has only been allowed to begin testing Cruise Origin’s autonomous driving facilities in San Francisco by the end of this year.
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