Report: GM Reviving Hamtramck Plant to Build Hummers, Electric Sierra, Escalade

A report from the Detroit News says that General Motors is planning to build the electric versions of some of its most popular vehicles at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, according to industry forecast group LMC Automotive. And that plan looks to include the resurrection of the Hummer brand, starting with a pair of models.

LMC gathers intel from industry sources, and based on that info it says it has confirmed that GM will build the electric versions of the GMC Sierra and Cadillac Escalade at the plant. Of more interest though, is that LMC also says GM will build a Hummer pickup and SUV starting late 2021. There will also be an as-yet-unknown van expected for the same time.

The electric Sierra and Escalade are set to start in 2023, so it’s possible that a new Hummer could arrive first as a conventionally powered vehicle. GM, the Detroit News said, declined comment on future plans for the plant, which was originally set to shutter at the start of next year.

It was saved during negotiations with the UAW, when GM agreed to revive it for electric vehicles. GM has said it would invest $3 billion to prepare the plant. Detroit-Hamtramck currently builds the Chevy Impala and Cadillac CT6. Production there was set to end in January but has been extended because of the strike.
 
This news comes just as Ford preps to launch its new electric SUV, the Mustang Mach E with as much as 300 miles of range and a 0-60 time of just 3.5 seconds.
 

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