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Retro-Fitted Electric Vehicle Factories

GM's Hamtramck Location Will Be an EV Production Facility

— July 7, 2020 — Autos
GM recently indicated that its Hamtramck location will be its first EV production facility that will only produce electric cars. The automotive company will spend $2.2 billion USD to retrofit the factory to become an EV production facility. Converting the factory will also create jobs in the region, previously the factory operated with 900 employees, however, once it is updated it will house 2,200 workers.

GM indicated that a number of different electrically powered trucks and SUVs will be produced that the facility, including an electric pickup truck. The company also stated that the electric pickup truck will be available to consumers before the end of 2021.

Overall created a dedicated EV factory will help the company improve its stability to create electric vehicles efficiently.

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Trend Themes
1. Dedicated EV Factories - Creating dedicated EV factories like GM's Hamtramck location with retrofitted facilities can improve efficiency and stability in EV production.
2. Electric Pickup Trucks - Electric pickup trucks are a growing trend in the EV market, presenting an opportunity for innovation and disruption in the automotive industry.
3. Job Creation in EV Production - The growth of EV production facilities presents the opportunity for job creation in the automotive industry, particularly in regions with established manufacturing facilities.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can leverage dedicated EV factories to efficiently produce electric vehicles and gain a competitive edge in the EV market.
2. Manufacturing - As the automotive industry shifts towards EV production, the manufacturing industry can adapt and provide retrofitting services for existing facilities and equipment.
3. Renewable Energy - The production of electric vehicles presents opportunities for the renewable energy industry, specifically in the development of sustainable and efficient battery technology.
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