GM to invest $ 2.2 billion in electric trucks and SUVs

Netease Technology News on January 28, according to foreign media reports, the largest US automaker General Motors said on Monday that it would invest $ 2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant , Producing electric trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The media said that this initiative will create 2,200 jobs.

General Motors said that the first electric truck will be a pickup truck, production will begin at the end of next year, and the next product will be an autonomous vehicle named Cruise Origin.

The company released a prototype of a self-driving car last week. According to media reports, on the evening of January 21st local time, Cruise, an autonomous driving subsidiary of General Motors, released the Cruise Origin, a prototype of self-driving cars, in San Francisco.

Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said Cruise Origin will be used in its self-driving car-sharing fleet, which will provide 24-hour service to support night driving.

Reuters reported last year that General Motors plans to produce a new range of high-end electric vehicles at the plant starting at the end of 2021, which could revive its Hummer brand. The company has said that it will invest $ 7.7 billion in its US plant over the next four years.

GM’s facility in Detroit-Hamtrank currently has an operating production line that produces the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala sedan.

By the end of February this year, the plant will be shut down for several months, at which time the plant will begin renovations to produce electric trucks and SUVs.

In addition, Ford Motor Company is expected to start producing high-end electric pickup trucks in an assembly plant in Detroit by the end of 2021. Analysts said that Ford and General Motors expect to produce about 40,000 electric trucks annually by 2024.

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