Electric Vehicles Coming to Chevy
Chevy Electric Vehicle to be Manufactured in Michigan
Michigan is about to get even more electric.
General Motors announced recently it is investing $300 million into an assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan.
Not only will this investment create more jobs, but it will also give Chevrolet the manufacturing operation it needs to create an all-new electric vehicle (EV).
While it doesn’t have an official name, this new electric car could be a replacement of the current Chevrolet Bolt EV.
The Bolt EV is General Motors’ first long-range all-electric vehicle
The Orion Township assembly plant currently builds the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Sonic, and the Cruise AV test vehicles.
The All-New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle
The all-new Chevy electric vehicle (EV) will be produced in an effort to further the manufacturer’s commitment to an electric future, while also producing vehicles consumers love to drive.
“This new Chevrolet electric vehicle is another positive step toward our commitment to an all-electric future. GM will continue to invest in our U.S. operations where we see opportunities for growth,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.
Originally slated for production outside of the United States, the decision to bring production of the new Chevy EV to Michigan was based on factors that includes:
- The plant in Orion Township currently builds the Chevy Bolt EV and the all-new Chevy EV car is based off the advanced version of the Bolt EV.
- Moving production to the United States supports the rules of origin provisions proposed in the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreement.
Further information about the new Chevrolet EV is expected to be released as the manufacturer moves closer to production.
The Future of Chevy is Electric
In 2018, Chevy had said that, moving forward, the company would prioritize investing in and creating cutting-edge electric vehicles.
This should come as no surprise as the company has previously said it aims to roll out 20 electric vehicles by 2023 to achieve a zero-emissions initiative.
And it would seem that the currently unnamed Chevy EV is the first of the new electric vehicles, likely to be the next Chevy electric car.
The manufacturer’s electric effort is two-pronged that will incorporate both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell models to fulfill the variety of needs and desires of Chevy consumers.
Chevrolet has also eluded to adding a battery-electric performance vehicle to the lineup in the future. While it’s not currently clear what the performance model will be, rumors have been swirling that it could be the Corvette E-Ray.
The future of technology doesn’t come to fruition overnight but happens over the course of time through a well-thought-out process. Chevrolet and General Motors are committed to increasing the production of electric vehicles while meeting the needs of consumers.