Back in January 2022, GM Authority reported that General Motors had plans to invest more than half a million dollars into its Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River facilities. Now, as a result of the contract negotiations between the UAW and the Detroit-based automaker, the latter has agreed to more than double this previous investment into the Lansing Grand River plant.
Under the tentative agreement between the two aforementioned parties, General Motors has committed to investing $1.25 billion into the Lansing Grand River facility to build EVs. Notably, this investment depends on the ratification of the tentative contract between the two aforementioned parties, as the unionized members need to vote on whether or not to accept the terms, now that the UAW GM Council approved the contract.
As background, the Lansing Grand River plant currently produces the Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5. Looking forward, the sixth-generation Camaro is set to end production before the 2023 calendar year concludes, a mid-cycle refresh has been announced for the 2025 Cadillac CT5, and a similar update is expected for the 2024 CT4 as well. As such, it’s likely that this facility will continue to produce ICE-powered vehicles over the next few years.
Notably, GM did not disclose exactly which electric vehicles will be produced at the Lansing Grand River plant following the investment.
It’s worth noting that this development is just one of a long list of investments General Motors has announced over the past few months. Some examples of other EV-related investments include:
- GM Orion plant – $4 billion for future electric vehicles
- GM Spring Hill plant – $2 billion for Cadillac Lyriq production along with another GM EV and the Acura ZDX
- GM Toledo plant – $760 million for drive unit production
- GM Fairfax plant – $391 million for future electric vehicle
- GM Tonawanda plant – $300 million for drive unit production
- GM Warren plant – $81 million for Cadillac Celestiq production
- GM Defiance plant – $8 million for EV casting cell