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GM Celebrates Grand Opening of First EV-Only Plant

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General Motors on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of Factory ZERO, the automaker's first assembly plant that will produce only electric vehicles.

Production is now underway at the former Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, according to a news release from GM. It's been less than two years since the automaker announced plans to renovate the facility.

“GM’s U.S. manufacturing expertise is key to achieving our all-electric future,” GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra said. “This is a monumental day for the entire GM team. We retooled Factory ZERO with the best, most advanced technology in the world to build the highest quality electric vehicles for our customers.”

Guests such as President Joe Biden and International UAW representatives were on hand for the celebration.

The plant will produce several models of the Hummer EV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the Cruise Origin, "an all-electric, self-driving, shared vehicle." The plant will employ around 2,200 people when fully operational.

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