LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced a $7 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. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“It’s a great day for Michigan. I’m very pleased to see that auto manufacturers are ready to build on our great legacy by making the vehicles of tomorrow. We have worked hard in the Legislature and with the governor to help bring these great factory jobs back to Michigan, and those efforts are already paying off. We’re helping to save the planet and create great jobs. I’m thrilled to see GM invest in Michigan’s workers and our future.”