Way back when, before the rumors that it would be shuttered altogether, GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant manufactured popular sedans like the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid car, the Chevy Malibu, and the Chevy Impala. Nowadays, GM is transforming its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Now named Factory ZERO, the transformed plant will manufacture the all-new GMC Hummer EV. And while not many specifics are known about the Hummer EV, we are thrilled to have gotten an inside look at where this revitalized SUV will be manufactured.
GM’s all-new Factory ZERO
GM pulled out all the stops in transforming its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant into Factory ZERO. After investing $2.2 billion in the assembly plant, GM says Factory ZERO will allow it to build EVs at scale. Not only that, but GM also says its investment in the transformed assembly plant represents the single largest investment in a plant in its history.
“Factory ZERO is the next battleground in the EV race and will be GM’s flagship assembly plant in our journey to an all-electric future,” said Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing. “The electric trucks and SUVs that will be built here will help transform GM and the automotive industry.”
When will the production of the Hummer EV start?
The all-electric Hummer will be the first EV manufactured at the new Factory ZERO assembly plant. And, according to GM, it’s slated to begin production in late 2021. Unfortunately, those are the only production-related details GM has provided at this point.
Fortunately, we do know that the Hummer EV will be revealed to the world on Tuesday, October 20. GMC will continue to take pre-orders from customers up until that date too.
Here’s what we know about the Hummer EV so far
While some details may be scant, we do know a handful of things about the Hummer EV. Representing the return of a once iconic SUV, the Hummer EV is an all-new, all-electric take on GMC’s rough and tough SUV.
GMC gave the world a glimpse of the Hummer EV during this year’s Superbowl festivities. In the preview, GMC showed a six-slat grille with each letter of the word “HUMMER” ornamented within it. Also featured were the SUV’s squared LED headlights, a “GMC” badge, and a set of front fenders flares.
And when it comes to what’s under the hood? According to GMC, the all-new Hummer EV will have more than 1,000-hp to its name. It also reportedly has 11,500 pound-feet of axle torque, leading many to believe that the truck should be able to move from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 3.0 seconds.
Fortunately, with October 20 just around the corner (tomorrow, actually), we’re bound to learn even more about the Hummer EV and all that it has to offer eco-conscious SUV shoppers.
The Hummer EV won’t be the only EV manufactured at Factory ZERO
The Hummer EV isn’t the only electric vehicle GM will be manufacturing at Factory ZERO. The automaker has already announced that it will also be manufacturing the Cruise Origin at Factory ZERO. Other GM EVs will be built at Factory ZERO too, though GM has yet to provide any specifics beyond that.