General Motors confirms plans to invest $300M in EV production at Michigan plant
General Motors confirmed that it is investing $300M in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV and 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. "Today's announcement is part of GM's new commitment to invest a total of $1.8B in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states," the company stated. The new electric vehicle had been slated for production outside of the U.S. but the decision to bring it to Orion was based on factors that include the Orion plant currently builds the Bolt EV and moving production to a U.S. manufacturing plant supports the rules of origin provisions in the proposed United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement, GM said.