GM to invest $300 million at Michigan plant for new Chevrolet electric vehicle
General Motors announced that it is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, MI, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle.
The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, and it will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current Bolt EV architecture. Additional product information and timing for the new Chevrolet EV will be released closer to production.
The plant investment is expected to create 400 additional jobs, and the new Chevrolet EV is in addition to the company’s earlier announcement that Cadillac will be the first brand to get vehicles off a future EV platform.
“We are excited to bring these jobs and this investment to the U.S.,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This new Chevrolet electric vehicle is another positive step toward our commitment to an all-electric future. GM will continue to invest in our U.S. operations where we see opportunities for growth.”
Orion Assembly currently builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Sonic, and the Cruise AV test vehicles.