GMC Hummer: green light for production

GMC Hummer: green light for production

It’s been nearly two years since General Motors announced plans to convert its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan into its first auto manufacturing site. electric vehicles dedication, and at the same time give it a new name: Factory Zero. The change, which cost $2.2 billion, was finally completed Wednesday, with GM marking the milestone with a ceremony that included a visit from President Joe Biden.

GMC Hummer: deliveries until the end of 2021

GM said converting the existing plant to generate electricity took approx three less effort compared to new, and not everything needed to be redone. About 80% of the manufacturing process is common to electric and internal combustion counterparts, GM said. Once fully operational, Factory Zero is expected to take over more than 2,200 employees.

The last internal combustion cars built at the site were the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevrolet Impala. Pre-production models of GMC Hummer EV 2022 have gone out of line in the last few months and first for customers will be built in the next few days. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year.

In Factory Zero the SUV GMC Hummer EV 2024 starting in 2023, with an electric pickup Chevrolet Silverado and self-driving shuttle Cruise Origins. The GMC Sierra electric pickup truck related to the electric Silverado will likely be built there.

GMC Hummer

All vehicles will ride on a dedicated EV platform The last one for GM. In the Hummer EV, it supports up to 200 kilowatt hours of battery capacity and a three-motor powertrain with 1,000 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.

Development of Ultium-based machines is planned for several other industries. For example, even Cadillac Lyriq 2023 focuses on the platform. Production of the electric crossover is expected to begin at GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, IL. next year.