A sign was unveiled at the Detroit-Hamtramck General Motors Assembly on October 16, 2020, featuring the facility’s new name: Factory Zero, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center.
DETROIT – General Motors on Tuesday confirmed plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at a new flagship electric vehicle assembly plant being built in Detroit.
The truck is part of a previously announced $ 2.2 billion investment at the plant to produce a variety of its next-generation electric vehicles starting this year with an all-electric GMC Hummer pickup. Other vehicles planned for installation include the recently unveiled Hummer EV SUV and an autonomous multi-passenger shuttle known as Cruise Origin.
The plant, which GM renamed Factory Zero last year in a nod to the zero-emission electric vehicles that will be produced there, is central to the automaker’s electric vehicle plans. It is the first of four North American facilities that GM has said will transition from producing vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. It will be a testing ground and testing point for the company’s promise that it can produce profitable electric vehicles.
General Motors plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at its new flagship electric vehicle assembly plant under construction in Detroit. The automaker released this teaser image of the vehicle’s name with an “E” highlighted in blue.
“Vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world and the way the world views electric vehicles,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a statement. “The GMC Hummer EV SUV Joins Its Stable Companion In The Real Super Truck Realm, And Chevrolet Will Take Everything Loyal Chevy Truck Buyers Love About Silverado – And More – And Put It Into An Electric Pickup it will delight retail and business customers. “
GM declined to provide when the Chevrolet pickup will go into production at Factory Zero, a 4.5 million-square-foot plant outside Detroit that borders the city of Hamtramck. The Hummer EV pickup is expected to go on sale this fall, followed by the Hummer EV SUV in early 2023.
The new Chevy Silverado EV will have a range of more than 400 miles on a full charge, according to GM.
The announced vehicles are part of GM’s plan to launch 30 new electric vehicles worldwide by 2025 with a $ 27 billion investment in electric and autonomous vehicles during that time frame. By then, the company plans to sell at least 1 million electric vehicles a year, on track to become a fully electric carmaker by 2035.
General Motors introduced the 2022 GMC Hummer EV sport utility truck, or SUT, online and during national television broadcasts on October 20, 2020.