General Motors is investing in an electric future with a staggering investment of $7 billion in four manufacturing sites in Michigan. The investment will create 4,000 new jobs while retaining 1,000 people already employed at the plants. With this investment, GM plans to lead the charge on electric vehicle production and battery cell manufacturing.
GM’s investment is also earmarked for the automaker’s production of its new electrified truck lineups — Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV.
“Today we are taking the next step in our continuous work to establish GM’s EV leadership by making investments in our vertically integrated battery production in the U.S., and our North American EV production capacity,” said Mary Barra, GM Chair and CEO. “Our plan creates the broadest EV portfolio of any automaker and further solidifies our path toward U.S. EV leadership by mid-decade.”
The Lansing site will direct the investment toward the plants’ Ultium Cells battery production. The Orion Assembly will focus on the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV with $4 billion part of the total investment from GM. The Orion plant will shift gears into EV truck production next year. The Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants will see upgrades, too.
Check out the current Chevy and Buick lineups at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.