General Motors will shut down its Factory Zero plant in Detroit for four weeks beginning June 27th to get it ready for the production of more battery electric vehicles, including the new Silverado EV pickup. “GM will expand production capacity at Factory Zero sooner than originally planned by pulling forward the installation of tooling, machinery, and equipment. These upgrades will also help prepare the plant for future products, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV,” said GM spokesman Dan Flores. The announcement comes as Ford Motor Company has begun shipping its F-150 Lightening EV to customers and dealers. As part of its EV strategy GM also confirmed it was shipping 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600’s to FedEx. GM noted that the commercialization of the EV commercial van was the fastest vehicle to market in GM’s storied history.


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