GM plans $1.8bn investment after Trump’s criticism | 2019-03-24 |

GM plans $1.8bn investment after Trump’s criticism

24 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Orion Township, Michigan: General Motors Co. committed to investing $1.8 billion at plants in six states and to creating 700 new jobs, as the largest US automaker looks to ward off months of criticism by President Donald Trump.

The bulk of the new jobs will go to a factory in Michigan where GM plans to add production of a new fully electric vehicle. The carmaker plans to spend $300 million and add 400 workers at the plant in Orion Township, north of Detroit, where the Chevrolet EV will be built alongside the Bolt model. Plants in states including Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas will also boost their workforce.

“It’s a very exciting day, and this is another step as we continue to work to grow electric vehicles and the customer response to them.”