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dewster
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GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to build future electric vehicles.

The Detroit automaker also says it will spend another $153 million to upgrade five Michigan factories for future vehicles.

The company will build the Cadillac Lyriq, a small electric SUV, at the Spring Hill factory. Gasoline-powered Cadillac SUVs will continue to be built at the plant, and it will also get additional unspecified electric vehicles, GM said in prepared statement Tuesday.

“We're investing in U.S. manufacturing to ensure that GM can build the vehicles that customers love today as well as transition to an all-electric future,” Gerald Johnson, GM's executive vice president of global manufacturing, said during an online announcement. “We want to put everyone in an electric vehicle.”

The Lyriq is due in showrooms sometime late in 2022. GM also is expected to announce details of an all-electric GMC Hummer pickup truck this week. They’re among 20 electric models the company plans to sell globally by 2023.

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How did Louisiana miss out on all of the car plants over the past 20 years? BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Toyota, Kia, Nissan.....all new factories spread out across all southern states except Louisiana and Arkansas.


theunknownknight
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
I would spend 2 BILLION dollars not in Louisiana too, if I had it


CatfishJohn
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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How did Louisiana miss out on all of the car plants over the past 20 years?


The most corrupt political system in the history of the United States.


SlowFlowPro
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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How did Louisiana miss out on all of the car plants over the past 20 years?

the scary part is i don't know what else is left or what LA can recruit, but it seems to doom LA's future


fightin tigers
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
Shreveport had one.

Elio Motors conned Shreveport.

Shreveport then got fricked by Elio.
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LoneStar23
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
It's pretty simple
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Trout Bandit
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
Look at who's in the governor's office and at all of the billboards in the state.


goofball
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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I would spend 2 BILLION dollars not in Louisiana too, if I had it



I think Sasol invested a lot into Lake Charles...

But a car plant is also labor intensive and comparatively low emissions. It would be ideal for non-coastal Louisiana cities like Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Shreveport, Monroe, Hammond, etc.


TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
Why would anyone invest into a state that tries to fleece Exxon (one of the few big employers) and is run by the likes of JBE and his attorney friends?


lsu777
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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I think Sasol invested a lot into Lake Charles...


They did along with others. LC has been the shining bright spot in LA as far as economics go for 3 or 4 years now atleast.

Hurricane put a damper on that, we will see how we recover.

But overall LC shouldnt be the only area of the state doing well and receiving investment.
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goofball
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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It's pretty simple



Glad it's not just me. It seems like the Jindal administration (especially with Steve Moret) was constantly trying to recruit new companies to the state.

Moret left the state for Virgina and recruited Amazon HQ2 for them.


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fightin tigers
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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But overall LC should be the only area of the state doing well and receiving investment.






GreenRockTiger
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
I did not vote for JBE, and for the record I can’t stand him, but the last two governors Before him didnt do anything to try to get jobs here as well



Trout Bandit
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
I completely agree. Jindal and Blanco were garage too.


fallguy_1978
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
Who was our last decent governor? Mike Foster I guess?


LSUFanHouston
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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Shreveport had one.

Elio Motors conned Shreveport.

Shreveport then got fricked by Elio


That was the old GM plant in Shreveport.

To the OP... it's because the 2 billion price tag would have risen to 2.5 billion with 500 million of bribes needed to get all the approvals.


Trout Bandit
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
That's why Sasol cost $12.9 Billion and was 50% overbudget.


Hangit
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
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Elio Motors conned Shreveport.



They said they needed a half billion dollars to get rolling. Did they give all of those deposits back?


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ItNeverRains
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana
In Williamson Co? Well I am shocked [not shocked]


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Sao
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re: GM is spending $2 billion on a factory to make electric vehicles - not in Louisiana

So much for those flying cars I was promised as a kid.


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