MICHIGAN/USA, 22 September 2022: The Toledo Transmission factory of General Motors Co. (GM) is anticipated to get funding to promote the production of electric vehicles, making it the first GM propulsion unit to receive funding for EVs.
In a media alert, the GM stated that the occasion will be for a “good plant manufacturing announcement.”
The company, which employs roughly 1,700 people, produces transmissions for full-size trucks, automobiles, SUVs, and vehicles with rear-wheel drive. As the automotive industry changes, the United Auto Workers’ top priority is keeping jobs in the EV propulsion sector. The investment’s specifics weren’t disclosed.
GM has converted a number of manufacturing facilities, including Factory Zero at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center and Spring Hill Assembly in Tennessee, to produce electric vehicles.
Electric trucks will eventually be produced by Orion Assembly in Lake Orion, which presently produces the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV. By 2025, MG hopes to be able to produce 1 million electric vehicles for North America.
Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability, United Auto Workers President Ray Curry, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Toledo, will all be in attendance, according to the GM media advisory.