Detroit-Hamtramck (DHAM) is General Motors most complex Manufacturing Assembly facility and the only plant in North America building multiple cars representing three brands on one production line. It is GM’s only plant located in Detroit with a total footprint that spans into two cities - Detroit and Hamtramck. Detroit-Hamtramck is the epicenter of electric vehicle production producing all of GM’s extended-range electric vehicles. The first vehicle produced at DHAM for sale – a Cadillac Eldorado – came off the end of the line at 12:05 p.m. on February 4th, 1985. Since then, more than four million cars have been built. The plant currently operates on one shift, on a five- day week, 8-hour day schedule.
Plant Green Initiatives:
- Detroit-Hamtramck is the home to a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat conservation area that has received recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). A 30kW solar carport located in the visitor’s parking lot has the capability of simultaneously charging up to 10 electric vehicles.
- The plant recycles about 70 thousand wood pallets and 609 tons of cardboard annually.
- In partnership with a local utility company, the plant houses Michigan’s largest ground-mount solar array generating 516kW. It is 6.06 acres in size and capable of providing 10 percent of the fixed demand for the plant.
- Chevrolet Volt
- Opel Ampera
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Chevrolet Impala
- Cadillac ELR
Recent Major Investments
- $336 million for the Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera (12/09)
- $121 million for the Chevrolet Malibu (4/10)
- $69 million for the Chevrolet Impala (5/11)
- $121 million for Logistics Center (12/13)
- $384 million for the next generation Chevrolet Volt, all-new Cadillac CT6 and more (4/14)