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Magna announced it has secured new business from General Motors (GM) to supply battery enclosures on the all-new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.
The company will produce the enclosures at its Magna Electric Vehicle Structures facility in St. Clair, Michigan, where it already produces the battery enclosure for the GMC HUMMER EV.
Magna recently announced significant investment plans for the facility in St. Clair to support the fast-growing electric vehicle market. Production is expected to begin later in 2023.
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GMC Hummer EV
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More than a year after its unveiling, General Motors proudly announced that it was now delivering its Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup, a 9,000-pound (4,082 kilograms) luxury electric beast with a 1,000-horsepower motor that can go from 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) in three seconds. The message: You can do your part to save the planet, if you’re rich that is.
In a press release on Friday, GM announced the beginning of “a new era” for the company, marked by the delivery of its first next-generation electric vehicles. Unfortunately, that new era is headlined by the Hummer EV Edition 1, a $110,295 car with an estimated 329 miles (529 kilometers) of range, “modular sky panels,” the ability to do a “crabwalk” and drive diagonally, and an “extract mode” to navigate over boulders and water.
Luckily, this isn’t GM’s last EV. The company, which is working towards selling only zero emission cars and trucks by 2035, has plans to release 30 new electric vehicles over the next four years. According to the release, two-thirds of those new cars will be available in North America.
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MotorTrend named the all-electric Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 Truck of the Year, beating out other pickups from Ford, General Motors, and Hyundai.
Rivian is also the first automaker to deliver a fully electric pickup truck.
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“Rivian re-examined what a modern pickup could be and the result is the most remarkable truck MotorTrend has ever driven, making it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in recent history,” the release said.
MotorTrend said the Rivian R1T excelled in each of its six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of intended function.
Other finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the year were the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.
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GMC Hummer EV
Deliveries of the USD$112,595 Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup truck to start in December. It will be classified as a heavy-duty pickup, with a tow rating of 7,500 pounds.
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The first owners of the $112,595 GMC Hummer electric crew cab pickup will get slightly fewer miles range on a charge than they may have expected when the self-proclaimed super truck arrives in a few weeks.
The feature-laden Edition 1 model that will make up the first full year’s production at General Motor’s touted Factory ZERO in Detroit will be able to go 329 miles on a charge, tow up to 7,500 pounds and carry up to 1,300 pounds in its four-door cab and bed, GMC and Buick boss Duncan Aldred said Tuesday.
Previous GM statements cited an estimated 350-mile-plus range.
GM is now saying the Hummer Edition 1 will have a 329-mile range.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden’s visit last week to the General Motors plant that’s producing the GMC Hummer electric pickup caused a notable increase in reservations for the truck » CNBC
US President Joe Biden with GMC Hummer EV
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GM’s $30 billion push into EVs means adding assembly jobs. The automaker will open its once-idle Detroit-Hamtramck plant next week to make the Hummer EV and Chevrolet Silverado electric pickups, plus the Cruise Origin autonomous shuttle. That plant had 1,200 workers when it was threatened with closure in 2019 — it will have double that in two years. The former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., will be making the Cadillac Lyriq and other electric models, adding workers along the way.
All in, United Auto Workers Vice President Terry Dittes told me that the union is gaining assembly jobs as automakers prepare for a decade or more in which consumers will buy both internal combustion and electric vehicles.
At its investor presentation on Oct. 6, GM showed a graph with about 40 vehicles for sale by its four brands today, with just a couple being EVs. By 2030, the company will offer 50 models for sale and more than half will be battery-powered. GM will need workers building both of them.