General Motors announced on Friday that it is turning its Detroit-Hamtramk assembly center into the ZERO Factory, which will be the new home of the electric vehicle company.
The $ 2.2 billion investment to rebuild and upgrade the facility comes just days before the introduction of the HUMMER EV, a fully electric truck.
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“Factory ZERO is the next battleground in the electric car race and will be GM̵
This is quite a resurgence for the plant, which last year was inactive and transferred 800 workers to other plants to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles.
“We are preparing to build cordless electric trucks at this plant,” GM CEO Mary Barra told FOX Business last December. “So Detroit-Hamtramk has a bright future and each of the employees involved has 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 jobs in production once fully operational.
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In addition to HUMMER EV, Cruise Origin will be built there. It is based on GM’s Ultium battery platform.
GM has just received approval to begin testing the Cruise Origin’s autonomous driving performance in San Francisco by the end of this year.
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