Hummer left us as one of a handful of brands to not make the cut during General Motors Chapter 11 bankruptcy, however, its cultural imprint remains. Now, a piece of the brand’s history is officially out of the hands of AM General.
Popular Mechanics reports the Hummer H2 factory in South Bend, Indiana, has officially be sold to SF Motors, a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group for $110 million. The factory built civilian and military versions of the iconic Humvee. However, AM General has retained the portions of the plant that produce U.S. military equipment. 430 jobs will be saved in the process.
Where Hummer H2s once rolled off the assembly line, new-energy, electric vehicles will fill the plant. The plant will need to be heavily updated and outfitted with new machinery and manufacturing equipment for SF Motors’ plans. What the company plans to actually produce remains a mystery, though.
The Chinese firm will spend $30 million to retool the facility and expects it will take two years before production of its electric cars begins.