General | 22 November 2021
Production is now set to begin at the former Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, less than two years after General Motors announced its massive $ 2.2 billion investment to renovate the plant to build a variety of trucks. and all-electric SUVs.
“GM’s manufacturing expertise in the United States is critical to realizing our all-electric future,” GM President and CEO Mary Barra said in a press release. “It’s a monumental day for the entire GM team. We have retooled Factory ZERO with the world’s best and most advanced technology to build the highest quality electric vehicles for our customers. Factory ZERO will house the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup, the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the Cruise Origin, a fully electric and autonomous shared vehicle. When fully operational, Factory ZERO will employ more than 2,200 people. GM says it has retooled the ZERO plant for the production of electric vehicles for two-thirds of the capital required to build a new plant, making the facility a model for future renovations to GM’s facilities. As the company continues to transition to a fully electric future, GM says it will avoid up to $ 15 billion in capital costs by 2030 through retrofitting existing manufacturing facilities versus construction. from zero. The figure is expected to rise from US $ 20 billion to US $ 30 billion with a 100% transition of GM manufacturing facilities to support production of electric vehicles.