GM stock hits record high as automaker celebrates Hummer EV production

DETROIT – Normal Motors is steadily approaching a $100 billion market place valuation right after shares of the automaker reached a record significant on Wednesday.

GM’s gains appear as shares of freshly community electric powered automobile start-ups Rivian and Lucid Group, which briefly surpassed GM in industry cap Wednesday, misplaced steam adhering to incredible double-digit runups in the earlier week.

GM is celebrating the opening of its initial dedicated electric powered car plant in Detroit. GM CEO Mary Barra rang the opening bell from the facility previously on Wednesday President Joe Biden will go to the plant in the afternoon.

GM is at this time making pre-output GMC Hummer EV pickups at the plant. Client deliveries are expected to start out quickly.

Generation is now set to start at the previous Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, much less than two many years after GM declared the large $2.2 billion investment decision to absolutely renovate the facility to construct a wide range of all-electric powered vehicles and SUVs.

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GM’s stock was at $64.69 a share as of 11 a.m., up by more than 3% and its highest price tag given that rising from personal bankruptcy in 2009. The company’s market place cap was about $94 billion.

Shares of Rivian, which produced its general public debut past 7 days, were down by as significantly as 18% Wednesday, wiping absent billions of pounds in marketplace cap. Its marketplace benefit of about $128 billion continues to be much previously mentioned GM and Ford Motor, but under Tesla, which surged to more than $1 trillion this 12 months.

Lucid’s stock was considerably volatile Wednesday early morning, trading down by as much as 5% and up by as significantly as 4%. The firm’s current market cap is about $87 billion.