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General Motors opens a new factory, betting on electric vehicles


General Motors Group officially opened its first zero-emission pickup plant in the United States on Wednesday, betting that, like other major car groups in Detroit, the future of electric motors in the country will not be limited to cars, but big mechanisms. In the presence of US President Joe Biden at Hamtramk in western Michigan in the US, GM can be trusted to open a completely renovated 36-year-old factory.

The team, led by Mary Barra, will begin delivering its first electric GMC Hummer, a civilian version of the U.S. Army 4WD vehicles, by the end of this year.

Therefore, General Motors is the forerunner of the electronic version of the Ford Group and its popular pickup truck “F150 Lightning”, which will deliver its first models in the spring of 2022, and will begin offering its electric versions Stylantis (formerly Chrysler). “Ram” pickup truck in 2024.

However, Hummer’s electric machinery will reach the market weeks after the start-up company Rivian’s “R1T” pickup, and on Tuesday, only a handful of shares of the German giant Volkswagen Group were produced in its stock market. One hundred vehicles.

According to the Edmunds Bureau of Studies, average pick-up prices increased by 40% between 2009 and 2019 to nearly $ 50,000, and this type of vehicle represents one-fifth of total sales in 2020. The Hummer models first introduced by General Motors are priced at $ 112,595, out of any particular specifications, which is more than double the most popular pick-up instructions.

In its quest to promote the “Green” Hummer, GM did not specifically focus on combating climate change, but rather paying homage to the mechanism’s off-road strength, sleek interior and driving assistance system.

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General Motors has not yet released the number of vehicles that have received pre-orders, but confirms that the first batch has already been sold out and that it has been planning production for several years. (AFP)

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