LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced a $6.5 billion investment in electric vehicle manufacturing in Michigan, including the construction of a new electric vehicle battery plant in Delta Township and a $4 billion investment in its Orion assembly plant that will together create 4,000 jobs. Both projects are part of GM’s effort to shift to 100% electric vehicle production by 2035. State Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“GM’s investment in Michigan only solidifies our state’s status at the forefront of the mobility and electrification manufacturing sectors. I am excited that we are investing in Michigan’s EV infrastructure and electrifying our economy! I am glad that work in the Legislature is going to drive Michigan forward, with good-paying, union manufacturing jobs and look forward to supporting innovation and strengthening our economy, to help our state and our hard working families prosper.”