Mexico Becomes General Motors’ Fifth Green Car Manufacturing Site

During a visit to the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing plant, the automaker mentioned that the Ultium battery platform for GM electric vehicles is a technological development of General Motors North America.

General Motors will begin pre-sales this month for the Equinox, its first 100% electric vehicle manufactured at the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. This vehicle features Ultium, a high-performance battery at a competitive price to compete with the influx of Chinese vehicles being sold in the country.

By investing around 1 billion dollars to modernize the Ramos Arizpe plant in Coahuila and adapt the manufacturing for electric vehicle assembly to serve North America and later Latin America, Mexico now stands out on General Motors’ map as the fifth green vehicle manufacturing site for the corporation.

Francisco Garza, President and General Manager of General Motors Mexico, said that with the launch of the SUVs Equinox EV and soon the Blazer EV, the automaker known as “the Giant of Detroit” does not just make investment promises but realizes them in Mexico. This means that it is the first 100% electric unit manufactured in Mexico with high regional content and is exported.

According to data from the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA), GMM produced 14,217 Equinox EV units from January to May of this year, which were exported to the United States and Canada, while starting assembly for the domestic market.

“We are proud that Ramos Arizpe is on our organization’s map as the fifth manufacturing complex. After production in the United States and Canada, Ramos Arizpe becomes the fifth site for electric vehicle manufacturing in Mexico,” highlighted the CEO of GMM.

“Chevrolet Equinox EV not only represents the future of mobility, aligned with our Zero Emissions vision, but also demonstrates General Motors’ unwavering commitment to innovation and sustainability,” commented Paco Garza.

During a visit to the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing plant, the automaker mentioned that the Ultium battery platform for GM electric vehicles is a technological development of General Motors North America.

“Equinox EV provides exceptional power and performance, with an EPA range of up to 513 km on a full charge. In terms of performance, it has a 180 kW (241 hp) motor, 236 lb-ft of torque, and FWD traction,” they reported.

Resumen en Español:

La planta de Ramos Arizpe en México ha comenzado la producción del Equinox EV, el primer vehículo 100% eléctrico de General Motors fabricado en el país. Con una inversión significativa para adaptar la planta a la fabricación de vehículos eléctricos, México se convierte en el quinto complejo de producción de vehículos eléctricos en América del Norte para GM. Este lanzamiento incluye la batería Ultium, desarrollada por GM Norteamérica, y busca competir con los vehículos chinos en el mercado mexicano. El Equinox EV promete alta autonomía y rendimiento, reforzando el compromiso de GM con la innovación y la sostenibilidad en la movilidad.

Source: El Economista