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General Motors will invest more than $ 1 billion to produce electric cars in Mexico, and US workers are dubbing the plan “a slap in the face.”

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May 1, 2021 10:06 GMT

The investment is directed at a factory located in Ramos, Arezebi, employing 5,600 people and exporting to more than 40 countries.

American automaker General Motors Made it known This Thursday, it plans to invest more than $ 1,000 million in its Ramos Arezzibi (Mexico) plant to manufacture electric cars. The announcement aroused discontent with the US sector trade union.

Located in the state Coahuila, On the Texas border, the plant is currently assembling internal combustion compounds, such as Chevrolet Equinox s Chevrolet Blazer, As well as engines and gearboxes. The launch of electric cars is planned 2023.

General Motors will produce an electric version of its successful Chevrolet Silverado pickup

Even faster than that, a new building will open next June within the complex. Paint factoryWhile in the second half of this year it was manufactured Batteries and electrical components, Including payment systems.

GM said in a statement that part of the initial investment is directed towards expansion “with the aim of converting the Ramos complex into a The fifth factory General Motors North America in the production of electric vehicles.

The others are Spring Hill, Tennessee. Zero Factory, in Detroit Hamtramck, Michigan; Orion in Michigan and CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.

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In the United States, the United Auto Workers (UAW) critical GM’s decision harshly to develop electric vehicle manufacturing in Mexico, instead of hiring national labor for the purpose.

“At a time when you’re a GM Requesting … Big investments To the government To support electric cars, that is Spanks Not just for UAW members and their families, but also for Shareholders And all Man power An American, “the Federation Vice President, Ferry Detiz, claimed,”indecentAccepting government subsidies and manufacturing vehicles outside of the United States.

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The Ramos Arezzi plant will continue to produce Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Blazers, as well as engines and transmissions. Currently employed directly 5,600 people In addition to production for the local market, Exports to more than 40 countries.

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