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General Motors has approximately 180,000 employees serving in 6 continents of the globe and speaking almost 70 languages. General Motors, the first automotive company producing affordable electric cars at a mass level, has also pioneered the development of an electric starter and airbags for the automobile. General Motors subsidiaries include Maven – a personal mobility brand; OnStar – a global leader in vehicle safety and security services; and Cruise-an, autonomous vehicle company, help the company deliver safer, better, and more sustainable mobility to people around the world. General Motors’ vehicle manufacturing process has one of the lowest environmental footprint.

During 2019-20, GM announced expansion of its existing units and multi-billion dollar investments in EV space. GM also sold its Talegaon, India manufacturing facility to Great Wall Motors. We feature investments and expansions by GM in 2019-20 below:

March 2020: General Motors announced addition of more than 1,200 jobs at its Lansing manufacturing facility to meet customer demand for popular mid-size SUVs. The expansion of labour force will also support the launch of two all-new Cadillac sedans.

January 2020: General Motors (GM) is expanding in Michigan, USA. The company is investing $2.2 billion at its Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Post this investment, once the plant is fully operational, around 2,200 new manufacturing jobs will be created for locals. With this investment, Detroit-Hamtramck will be the GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant.

January 2020: Hong Kong-based Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced an agreement with GM for the sale of GM India’s Talegaon manufacturing facility. The transaction will support the GWM’s plan to enter and invest in India. Great Wall Motors will officially debut its Haval brand and GWM EV in the Indian automotive market.

December 2019: GM plans to invest $1.5 billion to bring its next generation of midsize pickup trucks to market. The company will invest $1 billion to upgrade its Wentzville truck plant in Missouri, the USA. The company will also retain around 4,000 US manufacturing jobs at the Wentzville site. The up-gradation includes Wentzville plant’s paint shop, body shop, and general assembly areas, including new machines, conveyors, controls, and tools to produce the company’s new products. The Wentzville plant builds the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans

November 2019: General Motors’ Chinese Venture announced plans to invest about $4.3 billion in electric-vehicle production over the next five years. Chinese Venture SAIC General Motors will roll out at least nine hybrid or pure-electric models by 2024.

May 2019: GM invested $24 million to increase the production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickups at Indiana Plant. This investment by the company has strengthened its position in Full-Size Truck markets.

March 2019: General Motors announced an investment of $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The expansion will create 400 new jobs at the Orion plant.

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