GM earmarks more EV capacity

General Motors has announced yet another major investment in the production of alternate-fuel vehicles. The corporation this week declared its intention to invest up to $7 billion through 2025 at four Michigan locations being converted to full EV-related production capability. The GM proposal represents the largest single investment in GM history. The artist’s rendering depicts a new Ultium cells battery plant in the historic GM city of Lansing, Michigan, one of three such facilities that GM intends to establish with technology partner LG Energy Solution.

The Lansing facility will support a major changeover at another GM site, its existing vehicle-assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, which will be converted to produce full-size, fully electric Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, making it GM’s second plant devoted exclusive to these EV trucks. The project is expected to create some 4,000 new jobs, and will give GM the capacity to build an estimated 1 million EVs annually by 2025.

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