There’s another wave in the electric revolution in the auto industry. General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan assembly plant to produce a new electric vehicle. The company already builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Sonic and the Cruise AV test vehicles at that facility. This new EV will be based on what they call an “advanced version” of the same architecture as the Bolt EV. However, they’re making it very clear this is a new Chevrolet EV. So this is in addition to the plans they’ve already announced that Cadillac will be the first brand to get vehicles off a future EV platform.
As you can expect, we’ll have to wait to get the specifics and the specifications of this new EV. No word yet on when it goes into production. GM’s plan for the Orion Township facility is part of an overall $1.8 billion investment across its U.S. manufacturing operations.