With a $7 billion investment, General Motors is creating approximately 4,000 jobs and paving the way for an electric future for its lineups. The sizable investment will be distributed across four manufacturing sites in Michigan, and in addition to creating jobs, it will also help retain the livelihood of approximately 1,000 current employees.
The goal of this investment is to increase battery cell production as well as create the necessary infrastructure for manufacturing electric trucks.
“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.”
By 2025, GM plans to lead the automotive industry in the sales of electric vehicles, and this recent investment into four of their manufacturing sites is a pivotal step in reaching that goal.
The Orion Assembly will focus on electric truck production while the Lansing site will produce Ultium Cells batteries. The next-generation Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave will occur at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly and upgrades are set for the Lansing Grand River Assembly.
Check out the current GM lineups at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck in Clinton Township, Michigan.