General Motors plans to spend $300 million to build a new electric car at its Orion Assembly Plant north of Detroit, the company said Friday.

It plans to add about 400 workers at the factory, which builds the electric Chevrolet Bolt, autonomous vehicles for GM’s Cruise unit, and the Chevy Sonic compact car.

GM CEO Mary Barra made the announcement at a meeting involving other GM leaders, UAW officials and a range of elected officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, gathered at the 4.3 million-square foot plant in Lake Orion, which employs about 1,166 people. 

“GM is absolutely committed to investing in and growing good-paying manufacturing jobs in the United States,” Barra said. She said the car would be a Chevrolet and the company would provide further

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