May 22, 2023 - 02:55 pm
LGES to buy lithium from GT1 in Canada
South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing in Australian-based lithium miner Green Technology Metals (GT1) and has signed a preliminary supply agreement with GT1 for North America.
Apr 19, 2023 - 02:29 pm
Ikea Canada expands EV charging network at its stores
Ikea Canada announced today it was adding 25 charging stations at five locations in Ontario and Quebec. These will join a growing network to be found at Ikea stores worldwide. The home furnishing retailer is also working to decarbonise its global delivery fleets.
Feb 22, 2023 - 01:11 pm
GM to produce electric drives in Ontario
General Motors has announced an investment in its powertrain plant in St. Catharines in the Canadian province of Ontario to produce more than 400,000 electric drive system units per year in the future. However, GM is making the investment dependent on additional funding.
Feb 16, 2023 - 04:16 pm
Magna to build battery casing plant in Canada
The automotive supplier Magna International is investing more than 470 million US dollars in six locations in the Canadian province of Ontario. The most capital-intensive of these six projects is the construction of a new battery casing plant at the Brampton site.
Jan 31, 2023 - 11:11 am
VW considers manufacturing small electric SUV in North America
Volkswagen wants to produce another electric model in North America and is considering the Canadian province of Ontario as the future home for a battery cell plant. According to the report, it is not yet clear in which plant the E-SUV below the ID.4 will be built.
Oct 20, 2022 - 02:45 pm
Mercedes to source lithium from Rock Tech
Mercedes-Benz and Rock Tech Lithium have signed an agreement for an annual supply of an average of 10,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide. The Rock Tech plant in Brandenburg is to play a central role in this.
Jul 14, 2022 - 02:17 pm
Umicore invests $1.2 billion in Ontario battery materials plant
The Belgian materials technology and recycling group Umicore is investing C$1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) to build its first factory in North America for the mass production of cathode and precursor materials for electric vehicle batteries. This is to be built in the community of Loyalist in the Canadian province of Ontario.
May 3, 2022 - 12:36 pm
Stellantis to invest billions in Canadian factories
Stellantis has announced a $3.6 billion Canadian investment to convert its Windsor and Brampton assembly plants in the Canadian province of Ontario to manufacture electric vehicles and to expand its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Windsor.
Apr 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm
GM prepares for electric van production in Canada
General Motors will start producing electric vans at its plant in Ingersoll, Canada, later this year. Construction of the BrightDrop electric van is scheduled to begin there at the end of December. Light pickup production and a third shift will be introduced at the Oshawa assembly plant.
Mar 24, 2022 - 02:21 pm
Stellantis & LG ES to build battery factory in Canada
Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have unveiled plans to build a large electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Canada. A joint venture is to be set up to produce battery cells and modules at the new factory in Windsor in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Feb 23, 2022 - 04:20 pm
Vicinity Motor signs on Paradigm as sales partner
The Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer Vicinity Motor has signed a sales and marketing agreement with Ontario-based auto sales, leasing & upfitting firm Paradigm with an initial CAD$12.0 million order for 100 VMC 1200 Class 3 electric trucks.
Feb 2, 2022 - 04:04 pm
Vicinity scores sales & marketing deal with Skydome in Ontario
Canada’s commercial vehicle manufacturer Vicinity Motor has signed a deal with Skydome, an automotive dealer and service centre in Ontario. Skydome already placed its first order for 50 Class 3 electric trucks and will also act as Vicinity’s exclusive dealer in the City of Brampton.
Nov 8, 2021 - 03:04 pm
First Cobalt to refine battery materials in North America
The Canadian company First Cobalt wants to build North America’s first factory complex for the production of battery materials specifically for electric vehicles. As part of the realignment, First Cobalt is renaming itself Electra Battery Materials.
Sep 16, 2021 - 05:40 pm
Two electric ferries en route to Lake Ontario
Two electric road ferries are now on their way from Damen Shipyards Galati to Lake Ontario, Canada, two years after Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation had placed the order. The Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV, 68 and 98 metres in length, respectively, represent a new generation of zero-emission large ferries.
Jul 1, 2021 - 11:32 am
GM accelerates Ontario plant conversion for electric transporters
General Motors is accelerating the schedule for the plant conversion and production of the BrightDrop EV600 light-duty electric utility vehicle at Ingersoll in the Canadian province of Ontario. In order for GM to meet the demand for the electric van, the internal combustion engine built at Ingersoll is to be phased out earlier.
Oct 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm
FCA plans to build EVs in Canada starting in 2025
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest around 1.5 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Windsor in the Canadian province of Ontario and will also produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids there from 2025. A few weeks ago, the Unifor union had negotiated a very similar deal with Ford.
Sep 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm
Ford will make EVs in Canada from 2024 onwards
US carmaker Ford has just announced investments of 1.8 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Oakville (Ontario) and Windsor’s two assembly plants. The investment will enable the Oakville plant to convert to electric car production by 2024.
Feb 17, 2020 - 04:27 pm
160 new fast-chargers for Ontario, Canada
The Canadian government is providing a further eight million dollars to set up 160 new fast chargers at 73 locations in the province of Ontario. The charging stations will be operated under the name Ivy Charging Network.
Nov 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm
GM takes hard steps towards electrification in USA
General Motors has announced a comprehensive restructuring plan to save six billion dollars annually by the end of 2020. This will free up funds to invest in the development and production of electric cars and autonomous vehicles, but also means closing down large U.S. factories.
Nov 25, 2018 - 07:33 pm
BYD puts electric truck factory plans in Canada on hold
BYD has put their electric truck factory in the Canadian province of Ontario on hold. The initial plan had been to open the electric truck facility next year and to employ at least 40 people. This will not happen for now but perhaps in future.