The General’s exhibits at the Detroit Auto Show include a wide variety of EVs, with all four North American GM brands showing off at least one all-electric model. At the Chevy booth, these include the new Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV crossovers, the Chevy Silverado EV pickup, as well as the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. GMC is showcasing the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and Hummer EV SUV, while Cadillac is showcasing the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover. Finally, the new Wildcat EV concept is on display at the Buick booth.
Each of these new GM EV models (with the exception of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV) incorporates GM’s latest Ultium technology, including GM Ultium drive motors and GM Ultium battery packs, plus one of GM’s skateboard-type EV platforms, BT1 or BEV3. The use of these platforms and technologies enables GM to produce a wide variety of EVs across several different segments, with a wealth of new EV models offering varying levels of performance, pricing, and range.
With Biden’s recent visit to the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, GM reiterated its commitment to EV production and investment in U.S. manufacturing, once again stating that it aims to reach 1 million units of annual EV production capacity in North America by the 2025 calendar year. The latest major U.S. investments include the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan (previously known as Detroit-Hamtramck, 2,200 jobs, $2.2 billion invested), the GM Orion plant in Michigan (2,350 jobs created, 1,000 jobs retained, $4 billion invested), the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee (3,200 jobs, $2 billion invested), and Lockport Components in New York (230 jobs, $154 million invested).
Additionally, GM is investing billions into the creation of new battery production facilities in the U.S. through its Ultium Cells joint venture with LG, including the recently opened Ultium Cells plant in Ohio, and the construction of new facilities in Michigan and Tennessee.