General Motors may build the upcoming Corvette EV as well as all-electric Cadillac sedan models at the automaker’s Lansing Grand River production facility in Michigan following a massive new investment. The new EVs will ride on GM’s forthcoming BEV Prime platform. The GM Lansing Grand River facility currently produces a series of internal-combustion-powered vehicles.
Per a recent report from Reuters, sources familiar with the matter indicate that GM is now considering production of the new premium EVs at the Lansing facility around the 2027 timeframe. An outline of GM’s upcoming investments through April of the 2028 calendar year was provided over the weekend in a summary of the automaker’s latest labor contract with the UAW, which was negotiated late last month after the union called for a strike against General Motors that lasted 46 days. The investments total $13.3 billion for GM’s U.S. facilities, including $1.25 billion for the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan and $391 million for the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas. The Fairfax facility reportedly build the next-generation Chevy Bolt EV.
GM did not comment on the tentative agreement with the UAW or possible product plans regarding the expected Corvette EV and all-electric Cadillac sedan models, but did state that it would provide “more specifics around product details moving forward.”
The GM Lansing Grand River facility currently produces several vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, including the Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5, and Chevy Camaro. All three are based on GM’s Alpha platform.
Looking ahead, the forthcoming Corvette EV and all-electric Cadillac sedan models will ride on the new GM BEV Prime platform, which is expected to be a premium-level architecture developed to underpin high-performance electric vehicles with a focus on chassis dynamics. GM Ultium modular battery packs and GM Ultium Drive motors are expected to provide the motivation.