On October 16, 2020, General Motors unveiled a logo at the Detroit-Hamtrak Conference, which introduced the new name of the facility: Detroit-Hamtrak Conference Center Zero Plant.
Detroit – General Motors confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at its new flagship electric vehicle assembly plant under construction in Detroit.
The truck is part of a previously announced $2.2 billion investment in the plant, which will begin production of all-electric GMC Hummer pickups later this year to produce a series of next-generation electric vehicles. The facility also plans to use other vehicles, including the recently released Hummer EV SUV and an autonomous multi-person shuttle called Cruise Origin.
General Motors changed its name to Factory Zero last year to pay tribute to the zero-emission electric vehicles produced by the factory. The plant is critical to the car manufacturer̵
General Motors plans to produce all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickups at the new flagship assembly plant for electric vehicles under construction in Detroit. The car manufacturer released a preview image of the car’s name in the form of an “E” highlighted in blue.
General Motors President Mark Reuss said in a statement: “Cars from Factory Zero will change the world and how the world views electric vehicles.” Chevrolet will put everything Chevrolet’s loyal truck buyers love to Silverado-and more-into the electric pickup truck, which will satisfy both retail and commercial customers.”
General Motors declined to say when the Chevrolet pickup will be put into production at the Zero plant, which is located in the suburbs of Detroit, adjacent to the city of Hamtrak, and covers an area of 4.5 million square feet. The Hummer EV pickup truck is expected to go on sale this fall, and the Hummer EV SUV will be available in early 2023.
General Motors said that the new Chevrolet Silverado EV will have a cruising range of more than 400 miles after being fully charged.
The announced cars are part of General Motors’ plan to release 30 new electric vehicles worldwide by 2025, during which investment in electric and self-driving cars was $27 billion. By then, the company plans to sell at least 1 million electric vehicles a year-gradually transitioning to the road to becoming a pure electric vehicle manufacturer by 2035.
GM announced online the 2022 GMC Hummer EV sports utility vehicle (SUT) that will be broadcast on national television on October 20, 2020.