General Motors plans to build a $200 million electric vehicle parts plant that would create 1,000 new jobs and support assembly of the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV.
The project would cover 87.3 acres of the site where the Detroit Pistons' former arena was demolished in 2020. It would consist of 1.05 million square feet of EV parts assembly and distribution space, plus about 50,000 square feet of office space, according to documents filed with the city of Auburn Hills, Mich., whose planning commission will consider the proposal next week.
It would serve GM's nearby Orion Assembly plant, which currently builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV but is getting a $4 billion overhaul for electric pickup production to begin in 2024.
The EV parts plant would have about 350 workers per shift, according to the city documents. Draft plans for the project were presented to the city in July.
Construction would begin this July and be completed in November 2024.