General Motors announced on Friday that it will transform its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into Factory ZERO, which will be the company’s new headquarters for electric vehicle manufacturing.
The $ 2.2 billion investment to reorganize and upgrade the facility comes just days before it’s set to feature the HUMMER EV, a fully electric truck.
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“Factory ZERO is the next battleground in the electric vehicle race and will be GM̵
It’s a real renaissance for the plant, which went dormant and moved 800 workers to other factories last year to prepare for the switch to electric vehicles.
“We are preparing to build battery electric trucks at this facility,” GM CEO Mary Barra told FOX Business last December. “So Detroit-Hamtramck has a bright future and each of the interested employees has the opportunity to work at some of our other facilities.”
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The investment, which is 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, the Cruise Origin will also be built here. It is based on GM’s Ultium battery platform.
GM just got approval to begin testing Cruise Origin’s autonomous driving capabilities in San Francisco later this year.
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