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GM Canada to Invest $2 Billion for an EV Production Plant

The updated and retooled plant will create more than 2,600 jobs at GM Canada

  • It will become Canada’s first electric vehicle assembly facility.

  • CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll will build BrightDrop fully electric delivery vans.

  • Production is set to begin by the end of 2022.

This is massive news for the automobile industry in Canada. General Motors Canada will invest no less than $2 billion in upgrading the manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario to produce EVs.

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Things will happen quickly as the upgraded plant will begin assembling BrightDrop’s electric delivery vans as early as this December. This pronouncement follows the recent announcement that GM’S Oshawa Assembly plant facilities will also be focusing on light-duty pickup production, alongside HD trucks, in the coming months.

“Working with our government partners we have reopened GM’s Oshawa plant, creating thousands of new jobs and recruiting a record number of women in production roles,” said Marissa West, GM Canada president and managing director. “Later this year, our CAMI plant in Ingersoll will begin Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing with BrightDrop. This partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada is helping GM build a more diverse, innovative and sustainable industry and EV supply chain for the future – and we are proud to be doing that right here in Canada.”

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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