General Motors company showed a teaser of electric pickup truck and announced a reorientation of the Detroit plant D-HAM (Detroit-Hamtramck) for the production of battery cars. The amount of investment in the company will amount to $ 2.2 billion, and in addition to the truck will be there to collect the UAV Cruise the Origin and future of “green” SUVs and crossovers.
“With this investment, GM will take a big step forward, turning the dream of a fully electric future a reality – said the President of General Motors mark Reuss during the press conference- Our electric pickup will be the first in the line of battery trucks that will be produced in the coming years.” It is already known that the start of production of pickup, rumored to revive the brand Hummer scheduled to end in 2021-th.
The amount of additional investment in the tooling and startup of the pipeline will amount to $ 800 million. They spend on the refurbishment of the paint shops, modernization of machine tools and control equipment. Another $ 2.5 billion will be allocated by GM-LG Chem for the organization of production of battery cells in Lordstown, Ohio, USA. Of them will gather traction battery for all electric models from General Motors.
Some time after the start of production of pickup trucks at the plant D-HAM will begin Assembly of drones Cruise Origin. In the future they will become part of the transport system under the management of the company Cruise. It is estimated that after the launch of the Shuttle in the commercial exploitation of the average family using a personal vehicle or car sharing will be able to save annually up to five thousand dollars, just continue with the drone.