Stellantis Halts Production at Jeep Plant for EV Upgrades
March 22, 2022—Production at Stellantis' Jefferson North plant in Michigan has shut down for the next eight weeks in order to be retooled for next-generation Jeep and Dodge SUVs.
According to a report from The Detroit News, Stellantis will invest $900 million into the plant in order to produce plug-in hybrid vehicles with "the flexibility for fully battery-electric models." Jeep has said it will have an EV offering in "each of its segments" by 2025, and the automaker earlier this month unveiled its first electric offering.
The investment is expected to bring 1,100 jobs to the area. The automaker's nearby Mack Assembly Plant will continue to produce Grand Cherokee two-row and three-row models during the down period.