GM renamed one of Detroit’s oldest factories to Factory ZeroOctober 19, 2020
The company will produce electric SUVs and Hummer pickups
General Motors Corp. hastened to rename its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center Factory Zero to highlight its future sustainability. The plant is currently undergoing a $ 2.2 billion renovation to make it completely environmentally friendly.
From 2021, Factory Zero will begin producing electric SUVs and pickups from the reborn Hummer brand. In the future, the fully autonomous electric Cruise, which is created as a robotic taxi, will be installed on the conveyor.
GM has already agreed that local energy company DTE will supply 516 kilowatts of electricity from solar panels to the company. The roof of the plant itself will be equipped with 30 kilowatt solar panels. By 2030, all General Motors plants, without exception, should become carbon-neutral, which, however, does not mean that they will completely stop producing gasoline cars.
Interestingly, the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is one of the oldest car assembly plants in the world. It was founded in 1911 by the Dodge company and produced cars of this brand until 1981. Due to the then oil crisis and the decline in sales of cars with high fuel consumption, Dodge sold the enterprise to GM. In 1985, after reconstruction, Cadillac cars began to roll off the assembly line of Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly.
The presentation of the Hummer electric vehicles will take place tomorrow, October 20.
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