ORION TOWNSHIP, MI—General Motors is investing $300 million in its assembly plant here to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will create 400 new jobs. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states.
According to GM, the new electric vehicle will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture, with more product information to be released closer to production. The vehicle had been slated for production outside of the United States.
The Orion assembly plant currently builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Sonic and the Cruise AV test vehicles. It employs about 880 hourly and 130 salaried employees. Including the new investment, GM has invested nearly $1 billion at Orion Assembly since 2009.