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GM to invest $2.2 billion at Detroit factory to make electric trucks, SUVs – Source Reuters Tech News

General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is seen in Hamtramck, Michigan, U.S. November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

(Reuters) – General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, a move that would create 2,200 jobs, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Monday.

The company said its first electric truck will be a pickup, whose production will begin late next year and will be followed by a self-driving vehicle, Cruise Origin.

GM last week unveiled a prototype of a driverless vehicle for ride-sharing service.

Reuters had reported last year that GM plans to build a new family of premium electric vehicles at the plant beginning late 2021, possibly reviving its Hummer brand. The company had said it would invest $7.7 billion in its U.S. plants over the next four years.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant currently operates one production shift and builds the Cadillac CT6 and the Chevrolet…

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