Electric vehicles produced at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico will be exported to roughly 45 countries once production begins at the facility in 2023, the country’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, announced on Twitter last week.
GM divulged plans to invest $1 billion in the Ramos Arizpe plant in April 2021, which will be used to install new tooling equipment necessary to produce EVs. GM has so far confirmed the plant will produce the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, while the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, and potentially the Honda Prologue as well, may also be produced there. If the Prologue is built at the plant, it’s likely it will be shipped to countries where GM does not operate or has a small presence, such as Japan and certain European nations, expanding the scope of countries the plant will export to.
Vehículos eléctricos se fabrican en la Planta de General Motors en Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila. Serán enviados a 45 países a partir de 2023. pic.twitter.com/D5lr7oKIGE
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 31, 2022
The Ramos Arizpe facility currently employs roughly 5,600 workers and manufactures the gasoline-powered versions of the Chevy Blazer and Chevy Equinox crossovers, as well as certain GM engines and transmissions. The Blazer EV is expected to enter production there in late 2023, with customer deliveries commencing shortly after. The Equinox EV will enter production after the Blazer EV, likely in the fourth quarter of 2023 or in early 2024.
“We are very proud to contribute to the realization of GM’s Triple Zero Vision by producing electric vehicles,” GM Mexico President and CEO, Francisco Garza, said in a statement in April. “This is great news to continue celebrating GM’s 85-plus-year presence in Mexico, and to show our commitment to the country.”