In order to prepare for an increase in production, General Motors’ premier electric truck facility in Detroit will be shut down for four weeks starting the week of June 27.
GM spokesman Dan Flores confirmed to Automotive News the shutdown of the Factory Zero electric vehicle plant, which presently produces the GMC Hummer EV pickup. The manufacturer plans to install tooling, machinery, and equipment while workers vacate from June 27 to July 22. He said that GM arranged downtime at the plant to boost production capacity earlier than intended.
General Motors intends to produce the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra Denali electric pickup trucks at Factory Zero, along with the Cruise Origin ride-hail and delivery van.
In the first quarter of 2022, GMC delivered 99 Hummer EV pickups to customers, but interest in the truck and the SUV, which will go on sale next year, is still high. The automaker claims to have more than 77,500 reservations combined for the Hummer EV pickup and SUV.
Recently, GM upped the price of its Hummer EV pickup truck by $6,250 due to higher commodity and transportation costs.
The truck, now priced between $80,000 and $110,000, has over 77,500 reservations, all of which will be unaffected by the price increase, according to GM.
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