New vehicle programs require new manufacturing capabilities—a second area of focus and investment as we accelerate EV commercialization.
In 2020, Orion Assembly became GM’s first assembly plant 100% dedicated to EV production. Later in the year, we announced the next step in Detroit-Hamtramck’s historic transformation. The facility, in which we have invested $2.2 billion, will now be known as Factory ZERO, reflecting the significant role it will play in advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future. This site, which will employ 2,200 people, will produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs, including the GMC HUMMER EV, the GM HUMMER EV SUV, the Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup truck and the Cruise Origin. Factory ZERO will also be home to a sustainable manufacturing process, powered by 100% renewable energy by 2023.
Other planned investments include $2 billion to prepare the Spring Hill Assembly site in Tennessee for EV manufacturing. The all-new Cadillac LYRIQ will be the first EV produced at Spring Hill. Between Factory ZERO, Spring Hill and Orion Assembly, which produces the Chevrolet Bolt EV and, soon, the Bolt EUV, we will have three manufacturing sites in the U.S. that are assembling our electric vehicles.
In addition to building new vehicles themselves, we are also building out infrastructure for EV battery manufacturing. With our partner LG Chem, we are constructing plants in Lordstown, Ohio, and Spring Hill, Tennessee, each of which represents more than a $2.3 billion investment. Both plants will mass produce battery cells for our fleet of EVs and eventually provide a combined 2,400 new jobs. Construction is well underway in Lordstown, while the Spring Hill facility is scheduled to open in late 2023.