GM Investing Nearly $800 Million Into Canada’s First Large-Scale Commercial EV Manufacturing Plant

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] One of the “Bright Spots” ;) in the new GM portfolio.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2021

    GM BrightDrop EV 600


    Subject to ratification of a tentative 2021 agreement reached with Unifor and confirmation of government support, GM plans to bring production of its recently announced BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, the EV600, to its CAMI manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

    The nearly $800 million USD investment will support GM’s timing to deliver BrightDrop EV600 in late 2021. The investment will enable GM to convert CAMI into Canada’s first large-scale electric delivery vehicles manufacturing plant.

    Work will begin immediately to transform the CAMI plant. This will support jobs and transform work at the plant over the next two years from Chevrolet Equinox production to production of EV600s, serving the growing North American electric delivery solutions market.

    BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services designed to improve the delivery of goods and services from the first to last mile. It aims to help B2B customers reduce cost of ownership, improve productivity and safety, and improve their carbon footprints and sustainability efforts. Its initial products include the EP1 electric e-pallet, a software platform for fleet and asset management, and the EV600 light commercial vehicle that will expand the Ultium platform (GM’s New Ultium Batteries and Near Future EV Platform Details) to commercial vehicles.

    GM BrightDrop EV 600 in FedEx Wrap


    The new CAMI investments build upon other recent GM investments in Canada, including the recently announced $86 million (CA$109 million) product and $22 million (CA$28 million) Renewable Energy Cogeneration project at St. Catharines and GM Canada’s ongoing work in Oshawa to manufacture 10 million face masks for the Government of Canada.
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