From its Factory Zero plant in suburban Detroit on April 6, GM announced that electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and GMC Hummer SUV will be made alongside the previously announced GMC Hummer EV pickup truck produced at the Michigan facility, along with the Cruise Origin robotaxi.
All of these vehicles will use GM Ultium lithium-ion batteries and Ultium Drive electric motors. The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of the Ultium Platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge*.
The 2024 HUMMER EV SUV is the next chapter in the HUMMER EV story, offering more options for customers to tailor the truck to their lifestyles, while continuing to encourage them to forge new paths with zero emissions.
Factory Zero is GM’s new dedicated electric vehicle production facility. The plant, formerly called Detroit-Hamtramck, and built in 1985, is currently undergoing a $2.2 billion transformation – the largest investment GM has ever made into a single production facility. The plant has expanded to over 4.5 million square feet.
GM expects Factory Zero to employ around 2,200 workers once it’s up and running at full capacity. The GMC Hummer EV pickup is expected to be the first vehicle to be built there, with the First Edition trim level set to begin rolling off the assembly line later this year.
“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “The GMC HUMMER EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true supertrucks, and Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado — and more — and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
Factory Zero emphasizes sustainability and some of its features include using treated stormwater in its cooling towers and fire suppression system. The site will also include a protected, 16.5-acre wildlife habitat recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council and will become homes for assorted animals such as monarch butterflies, foxes and wild turkeys.
*GM estimated. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading and how you use and maintain your vehicle.