GM will only build EVs in Mexican plant from 2024
General Motors wants to produce exclusively electric cars at its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, from 2024 onwards. The revelation stems from a tweet from Mexico’s Ministry of Economy after a meeting with GM representatives.
According to the tweet, representatives of the company had stated at the meeting with Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro that the plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, “will produce only electric vehicles from 2024”. It is also expected to create 5,000 jobs in the process.
General Motors began converting the Ramos Arizpe plant to produce electric cars last year. At that time, it was still said that the production of combustion cars would continue in the old part of the factory for the time being. The company has not yet officially confirmed the change of plans, with the only source so far being the tweet from the ministry.
La Sria. de Economía, Raquel Buenrostro, se reunió con General Motors. Informaron que en 2024 su complejo industrial de Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, producirá solo vehículos eléctricos. Anunciaron el incremento de 5 mil empleos, fomentando la inclusión de género en su plantilla. pic.twitter.com/qatRlGLLwO
— Economía México (@SE_mx) January 3, 2023
In the future, GM will build the Chevrolet electric models Blazer EV and Equinox EV in the Mexican plant. According to the US website GM Authority, the Honda model Prologue could also be built in the plant, as this vehicle is also based on GM’s Ultium platform as part of a cooperation.
For the internal combustion models – at least for the Equinox – this does not necessarily mean the complete end: The Equinox also comes off the production line at GM’s San Luis Potosi plant, which is also located in Mexico.