GM announced its first single electric vehicle factory, called ‘Factory Zero’, producing GMC HUMMER EV pickups and more.
The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be the site transformed to produce only electric vehicles.
GM shared the news today:
General Motors announced today that the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. The name Factory ZERO reflects the importance of this facility in promoting GM’s zero-crash, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future. Factory ZERO will be the starting point for GM̵7;s multi-brand EV strategy. The plant has advanced technology and tools and is designed with a focus on sustainable production. The GMC HUMMER EV pickup and Cruise Origin, a custom-built electric, self-propelled, shared vehicle and other GM EVs, will be built on Factory ZERO. Production of the GMC HUMMER EV pickup will begin at the end of 2021 ”.
Until recently, GM Cadillac produced CT6 and Chevy Impala:
- Cadillac CT6 2016-2020
- Chevrolet Impala 2014–2020
- Buick LaCrosse 2017–2019
GM plans to invest $ 2.2 billion to convert the plant into electric car production.
Gerald Johnson, GM Director of Global Manufacturing, commented:
“Factory ZERO is the next battlefield in the EV race and will be GM’s flagship facility in our journey to an all-electric future. The electric trucks and SUVs to be built here are helping to transform GM and the automotive industry. ”
GM claims it is “committed to buying 100 percent of its U.S. renewable energy plants by 2030, and all global plants by 2040,” and Factory Zero is no exception.
They say the factory will have a 30 kW solar carport and 516 kW ground-mounted solar panel system.
GM also confirmed that the GMC HUMMER EV, an electric pickup to be launched next year, and the Cruise Origin, an electric and self-propelled vehicle, will be the first electric vehicles produced at Factory Zero.
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