The investment will create more than 2,200 jobs. Today, 900 workers are employed on one shift at the plant. Production of an all-electric pickup will begin in late 2021, GM said. GM also will invest $800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to EV production.
Much as Henry Ford’s Model T turned the gasoline-powered automobile into a mass-market product, GM’s Cruise Origin aims to make mobility-as-a-service a compelling consumer option. Once challenge: No federal regulatory framework.