“This investment helps build job security for our Toledo team for years to come and is the next step on our journey to an all-electric future”

The Toledo team has a long, proud history of building great products. The plant is certified as a Level 4 facility, the highest rating for GM’s manufacturing plants, and it has long been recognized as one of the most productive transmission operations in North America.

This investment is another example of GM’s intention to create job opportunities and bring employees along in the company’s EV transformation. With this announcement, GM has invested more than $1.9 billion in Toledo since 2011. Renovation work at Toledo Propulsion Systems starts immediately.

Once the plant is converted, it will produce GM’s family of EV drive units, which convert electric power from the battery pack to mechanical motion at the wheels. 

“Our Toledo team will continue to play a key role as we work to strengthen our current truck and SUV dominance, while also playing an important role in our EV growth transition.”

– Gerald Johnson, GM Exec VP, Global Mfr & Sustainability

Charging into the EV Market

The transition to EV is taking place all across Northwest Ohio.

Throughout the region and across the state, Ohio offers an innovative ecosystem delivering next-generation resources and collaborative partners investing in ongoing electric and autonomous vehicle research, testing, and development.

Already recognized as one of the premier automotive supply regions in the western hemisphere, Toledo/Northwest Ohio has recognized, adopted, and implemented the advancements of this flourishing segment.

In addition to its inherent assets within the automotive industry, Northwest Ohio has prioritized site preparedness – getting sites ready for immediate development and helping assist communities and developers in building inventory, particularly the construction of spec buildings.

Related, Northwest Ohio recognizes the critical importance of having available land to accommodate massive-acreage developments. We understand EV manufacturing and battery plants require lots of land. JobsOhio recently implemented a Large Sites Initiative to identify and prepare sites that can accommodate large-scale development.

Find out more about why GM and other players in the automotive sector are looking to Northwest Ohio as a key location to accelerate their drive into the EV market.

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Key Contact

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Gary Thompson

Executive V.P.
Business Development
(419) 304-9585