General Motors (GM) has stated that it is producing an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado at a new flagship assembly plant in Detroit. The truck is part of a previously announced $2.2 billion investment. It will produce an array of its next-generation EVs beginning later this year with an all-electric GMC Hummer pickup. Other planned vehicles include the recently unveiled Hummer EV SUV and an autonomous multi-passenger shuttle known as the Cruise Origin.
GM has renamed its plant as Factory Zero as a resemblance of its nod to the zero-emissions EVs produced there. The company further added that it will transition from producing vehicles with internal combustion engines to EVs. It will be a proving ground for the company's promise that it can produce profitable electric vehicles.
GM has not unveiled further information about the new Chevrolet EV. The car's pickup will go into production at Factory Zero, in a plant that is 4.5 million square feet which is present on the outskirts of Detroit and bordering the city of Hamtramck. The Hummer EV pickup will go on sale this fall, followed by the Hummer EV SUV in early 2023.