GM has announced its first electric vehicle-only factory, called Factory Zero, to produce the GMC HUMMER EV pickup and more.
The Detroit-Gamtramk assembly center will be a place converted to produce only electric vehicles.
GM shared the news today:
“General Motors announced today that its assembly center in Detroit-Gamtram will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured into an all-electric car assembly plant. The name Factory ZERO reflects the value of this facility in promoting future GM accidents, zero emissions and zero congestion. Factory ZERO will be the launching pad for GM̵7;s multifunctional electric vehicle strategy. The institution has advanced technology and equipment and is designed with an emphasis on sustainable production. The GMC HUMMER EV and Cruise Origin pickup, a specially built electric, self-propelled, shared car and other GM EVs will be built at the ZERO plant. Production of the GMC HUMMER EV pickup will begin in late 2021. ”
Until recently, GM produced the Cadillac CT6 and Chevy Impala:
- Cadillac CT6 2016-2020
- Chevrolet Impala 2014–2020
- Buick LaCrosse 2017–2019
GM plans to invest $ 2.2 billion to turn the plant into an electric vehicle.
Gerald Johnson, executive vice president of global manufacturing, commented:
“Factory ZERO is the next battleground in electric racing, and it will be GM’s flagship assembly plant on our journey to a fully electric future. The electric trucks and SUVs that will be built here will help transform GM and the automotive industry. “
GM says it “seeks to provide 100 percent of its capacity in the United States with renewable energy by 2030 and all global facilities by 2040,” and Factory Zero is no exception.
They say that the plant will have a solar parking lot with a capacity of 30 kW and a system of ground solar panels with a capacity of 516 kW.
GM has also confirmed that the GMC HUMMER EV, an electric pickup to hit the market next year, and the Cruise Origin, an electric and self-propelled vehicle, will be the first electric cars produced at Factory Zero.
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