Friday, 23 September 2022 14:44

General Motors Converts Ohio ICE Drivetrain Facility to EV Motor Production

Written by William Johnson, Teslarati
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General Motors announced Sept. 23 it will invest $760 million to convert its Toledo, OH, facility to product motors for electric vehicles.

GM’s Toledo Propulsion Plant has been a part of the business since 1956, and this investment indicates GM won’t be abandoning it in its efforts to convert to electric vehicle production.


GM was tight-lipped on details regarding the specifics of investments in the plant. It did say motors being produced at the facility will be used in the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV and GMC Hummer EV.


The brand also said the facility’s motors will be placed in "front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive propulsion combinations, including high-performance and off-road capabilities.”


The Toledo plant will likely prove crucial as the brand is looking to introduce numerous new electric vehicles simultaneously, including the Chevy Silverado EV, the Chevy Blazer EV, the Chevy Equinox EV and countless other branded versions of these vehicles from Buick and GMC.


GM will likely only continue investing in their facilities as they will need to manufacture new parts, and others will no longer be necessary. At the same time, GM will invest in new technologies only applicable to EVs.


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