In December, General Motors revealed their expansion plan to build electric vehicles at the new Detroit-Hamtramck location. On January 27, Gov. Whitmer met with GM, UAW, and state leadership to show her support for the $2 billion initiative, which will significantly impact the area.
“Today’s announcement builds on a new chapter in Michigan’s automotive manufacturing heritage, proving once again that the vehicles of the future will be built, tested, and deployed here in our state,” Whitmer said. “We are proud to be here today, supporting GM in bringing 2,200 good-paying manufacturing jobs for our auto workers and getting Hamtramck back online, helping to bring their vision of an all-electric future to life.”
Recently, the automaker announced plans to build the all-new Cruise Automation vehicle, an autonomous vehicle that has no steering wheel, at the Detroit-Hamtramck location.
“The support from the State of Michigan was a key element in making this investment possible,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “This investment helps ensure that Michigan will remain at the epicenter of the global automotive industry as we continue our journey to an electrified future.”
The 2020 North American International will feature autonomous vehicle companies FEV and DataSpeed providing rides for attendees from Detroit Metro Airport to NAIAS.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Jeff Mason praised GM and Michigan for the collaborative effort shown throughout the process.
“We are proud to be able to support this investment in our state and further solidify Michigan’s position as the undisputed leader of automotive manufacturing and innovation. This announcement builds on the major investments made in Michigan’s automotive and mobility strengths over the past year,” Mason said.