The future of General Motors will be electric. After finalizing the production of the Chevrolet Impala in February, the automaker is making electric vehicles the focus of its Detroit-Hamtramck facility.
The switch to electric vehicle production has required a $2.2 billion investment from the automaker. The move to EV production will add approximately 2,200 manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
“Through this investment, GM is taking a big step forward in making our vision of an all-electric future a reality,” said Mark Reuss, GM president, during a press event at the plant with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other local and state officials. “Our electric pickup will be the first of multiple electric truck variants we will build at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years.”
GM electrification plans
The first on the production line at the Detroit-Hamtramck facility is the GMC Hummer EV. You’ll be able to get behind the wheel of the well-equipped, electrically powered pickup late next year. The Cruise Origin electric shuttle (a self-driving model) is next on the production line.
The legacy of the Chevy Impala
In 1958, the Chevy Impala appeared as the top level trim of the Chevy Bel Air. The Chevy Impala eventually broke free from the Bel Air trim lineup to become a standalone option. The Impala was a widely popular model and in 1965, it set the still current record of 1 million models sold. In 1977 and 1978, the Impala dominated sales in America, earning the title of the best-selling car in the nation.
We at Transwest Chevrolet Buick are proud of the Impala sedan’s legacy and are excited about the electric future of GM. You can obtain a pre-owned or one of the few remaining new Impalas from Transwest Chevrolet Buick.