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American auto giant General Motors (GM) puts his plant in Detroit for the production of electric pickup trucks and SUVs. The company Detroit-Hamtramck will be the first plant of the company which will produce only electric cars. This was reported on the website of the manufacturer.
The first is created on the new plant of the car will be an electric pickup truck, production of which is expected to start in late 2021. It can be a competitor of the pickup Cybertruck from Tesla, which is also scheduled for 2021.
And in 2022 at the factory in Detroit will assemble electric unmanned six-car Cruise Origin, which was launched on January 21.
For the reorientation of production GM will invest in the plant of $ 2.2 billion, then it will work 2,200 people, whereas now only 900. After that, the company will spend 800 million dollars on support suppliers, and other investments related to electric pickups.
November 22, the head of Tesla Elon Musk unveiled an electric pickup Cybertruck. Its features are armoured body, angular futuristic design and the lack of external rear view mirrors. Price new ranges from 39,9 up to 69.9 thousand dollars depending on configuration.
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