GM to invest more than $1 billion to produce new heavy-duty pickups

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Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly Plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.

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Detroit – General Motors The company said Monday it plans to invest more than $1 billion in two Michigan plants to produce the next generation of heavy-duty trucks.

The investment includes $788 million to prepare its Flint assembly plant to assemble the next generation of heavy-duty gas and diesel trucks. $233 million will be invested in the automaker’s Flint Metals Center to support production of the vehicles.

Despite GM’s commitment to exclusively offering fully electric vehicles by 2035, the company continues to invest in traditional vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups.

The particularly profitable trucks are in high demand, and sales are needed to help finance the automaker’s investment in EVs.

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