The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan recently installed a new electric vehicle charge point, GM Authority has learned. The installation of the new EV charger at the Automotive Hall of Fame indicates the changing nature of the broader automotive industry.
The Automotive Hall of Fame was founded in October of 1939 in New York City as a means of honoring standout individuals in the industry and its earliest pioneers. Originally named the Automobile Old Timers, the organization underwent four name changes, and eventually came to be known as The Automotive Hall of Fame.
The organization moved to Washington, D.C. in 1960, and was later moved to Midland, Michigan in 1971, eventually landing at its current location in Dearborn in 1997.
Every year, The Automotive Hall of Fame recognizes important members of the automotive industry by inducting distinguished men and women, including the founders of major automakers, media personalities, and others. A few standouts include Zora Arkus-Duntov, Louis Chevrolet, Bob Lutz, and Jay Leno.
Now, The Automotive Hall of Fame hosts an electric vehicle charger on site for those that wish to drive there in a battery-powered vehicle.
General Motors has explored the concept of a modern mass-produced electric vehicle for decades, starting with the GM EV1. More recently, The General announced that it would launch 30 new EV models globally by 2025, ushering in a wave of fresh battery-powered vehicles spanning a broad range of segments, including crossovers, SUVs, pickups, hatchbacks, and sedans.
A few standout models recently released include the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup and 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, and the all-new 2023 Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover. Just over the horizon, General Motors will release an electrified variant of its popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck as well.
To make this new electric vehicle revolution a reality, General Motors is building a new battery manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio. The facility is part of a joint venture with LG Chem known as Ultium Cells, LLC.