The same battery platform planned for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV will be used for the SilveradoClick image to enlargeGeneral Motors will build its first electric pickup truck at it’s new Factory Zero plant in Detroit.

The Chevy Bolt EV sedan, assembled at the same facility, is currently the company’s only electric mass-market vehicle, but an all-electric Hummer SUV is also in development.

President Mark Reuss announced Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant, formerly named the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of GM’s Ultium platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.

Retail and fleet versions will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand as GM plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025 and earn EV market leadership in North America. The company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 per cent to just 26 months.

WATCH: Canadian economic momentum to increase in 2019: RBC

Despite recent discouraging signs, the Canadian economy is likely to grow faster later this year, according to an RBC economist.

SigmaNEST kicks off 2014 outdoor adventure contest

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has kicked-off its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away for North American manufacturers and fabricators.

FABTECH Canada keynote: David Fraser of INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturig

Leadership, innovation and an out-of-the-box strategy are the keys to success in today’s manufacturing environment. That’s the message retired Canadian Army Maj. Gen. David Fraser, chief operating officer, INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, will tell thousands of delegates later this month in his opening keynote speech at FABTECH Canada.

Joint machine tool open house draws crowds

The Joint Open House, an annual event organized by Canadian machine tool distributors, was once again, a big success among manufacturers drawn to the event to see the more than 60 CNC machine tools under power.

Heimatec joins other tooling lines to form Platinum Tooling Technologies

Tooling manufacturer Heimatec has become part of a new corporation: Platinum Tooling Technologies.

New Linamar group to focus on EV structural, chassis work

Linamar Corporation has announced that it is forming the eLIN Product Solutions Group, which will focus on leveraging electrification opportunities for Linamar's products in its mobility and industrial businesses, as well as future new markets.

Walter Surface Technologies acquires tooling manufacturers

Montreal-based Walter Surface Technologies has acquired two cutting tool manufacturers, expanding its cutting tool product offering to metalworkers.

Is Tesla's vision the automotive future?

 

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO has a vision for the future of the automotive industry, which he unveiled recently. Not surprising, his vision goes beyond simple automonomous vehicles. Here's a look at his "Master Plan Part Deux" which he unveiled in July, 2016 and outlined in an oline column, Teslarati.

Ontario-made propellers for US Navy

An Ottawa, ON, manufacturer has developed a cost-effective machining process for complex impellers and propellers and just completed delivery of a series of its machined products for the US Navy. 

Tungaloy debuts new product line in North America

Product launch features 1,050 new products for milling, drilling and turning

Hundreds of manufacturers from Canada, the US and Mexico, as well tooling distributors congregated in Chicago, IL, on April 5 for Tungaloy America's North American launch of TunGForce, a new line of tooling.

FABTECH 2018: Embracing Technology

Visitors to FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta, GA, saw what they expected to see: examples of automation, additive and other smart manufacturing solutions.

New president for Sandvik Coromant MAA

Eduardo Martin is the new president of Market Area Americas (MAA) for Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, NJ. The MAA region includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the US. He previously lead Sandvik Coromant in Italy and succeeds John Israelsson, who is now the president of Sandvik Hyperion. Martin began his career with Sandvik more than 25 years ago and started as a machinist.

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FreePoint appoints new leadership team

Manufacturing software developer FreePoint Technologies has announced new leadership team appointments.

Auto union secures GM truck program for Ontario plant

Assembly of the GM Oshawa K2XX truck seats will continue to be produced at Lear Corp.'s Whitby, ON, plant after members of the automotive workers union, Unifor, ratified a new collective agreement.

GM caps off a huge year for Canadian auto investment

General Motors has added to a landmark year for Canada’s automotive sector by committing to a CAN$1 billion investment to manufacture an electric delivery van at its struggling CAMI manufacturing facility in Windsor Ont.

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