DETROIT—General Motors plans to assemble an electric version of the popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at its Factory Zero complex here. The facility will also be producing the new Hummer EV.

“The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” claims Mark Reuss, president of GM. “Factory Zero is the launchpad for [our] multibrand EV strategy. The facility has advanced technology and tooling, and was designed with a focus on sustainable manufacturing.”

According to Reuss, the factory is undergoing a complete renovation and retooling—the largest ever for a GM manufacturing facility. The plant’s paint and body shops, and general assembly area, are receiving comprehensive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.