General Motors has announced plans to launch 30 new EV models globally by 2025, with $35 billion earmarked for the development of EV and AV technology during that time period. In order to launch all those EVs, GM is also ramping up its electric vehicle production, with additional GM EV models set to roll off the line at the automaker’s Spring Hill Production facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
For the moment, it’s unclear exactly what these new models will be, but the most obvious answer is likely a range of new crossovers. GM has announced several upcoming Ultium-based crossover models thus far, including the new Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV, as well as a future and as-of-yet unnamed Buick crossover. GM has also announced a new, smaller Cadillac EV crossover to dealers.
Further EV production capacity will be added at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, although it’s unclear at this time which EVs will be produced at that facility.
In October of 2020, GM announced a $2 billion investment to support EV production at the Spring Hill facility. As GM Authority covered previously, GM has indicated that Spring Hill facility now has the capacity to build nearly 200,000 units annually, including both electric vehicles and internal-combustion-based vehicles. The facility incorporates a flexible manufacturing process that would enable GM to ramp up production of the new Cadillac Lyriq to meet demand as needed.
At present, the Spring Hill facility also produces the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6, and GMC Acadia, although it is worth noting that GM is set to move GMC Acadia production to the GM Delta Township facility in Michigan, where it will be produced alongside the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave.