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Just a week after GM unveiled there newest vehicle, the Cruise Automation’s Origin, a multi-purposed shared autonomous vehicle they announced in Michigan earlier this week that they would be investing 2.2 billion dollars into their Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.
The plant which was previously scheduled to close this past month will remain open and create a total off 2,200 jobs when it is fully up and running. The plant will be a state-of-the-art facility fully dedicated to the assembly of electric vehicles.
“Through this investment, GM is taking a big step forward in making our vision of an all-electric future a reality, our electric pickup will be the first of multiple electric truck variants we will build at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years.” – Mark Reuss, GM President
GM has plans to build a variety of electrically run vehicles including an all-electric Cadillac crossover, a Hummer Pickup, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV
The company has plans to invest a total of 3.5 billion all across the state of Michigan over the next ten years. According to Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Jeff Mason said GM’s decision to expand in Michigan will have a far-reaching impact on the entire state.
“We are proud to be able to support this investment in our state and further solidify Michigan’s position as the undisputed leader of automotive manufacturing and innovation. This announcement builds on the major investments made in Michigan’s automotive and mobility strengths over the past year.” – Jeff Mason