GM Announces First All-Electric Plant For Detroit Hamtramck

$3 billion and 2,200 workers

WWJ News
January 27, 2020 - 9:28 am

(WWJ) In a major announcement, it was revealed workers at the Detroit Hamtramck plant will be making a new electric vehicle soon.

General Motors executives along with state and local leaders announced this morning the company will invest $3 billion and build a new Cruise Origin self-driving electric-vehicle at the plant.

The poletown facility will be GM's first dedicated all-electric factory.   

Per, the automaker said Monday 2,200 jobs will be created at the plant as it shifts to become the company's first all-electric vehicle plant.

Last November, GM had said it would close four U.S. plants, including Detroit Hamtramck. But after a 40-day strike by the UAW, GM changed its tune and pledged to invest the $3 billion to retool Detroit Hamtramck to build electric vehicles.

Meantime, General Motors President Mark Reuss would not comment on reports that the automaker will build a new electric pickup carrying the Hummer name. Reuss said people should watch the Super Bowl.