GM expands Canada’s manufacturing role in EV future, pickup production

Standard Motors is seeking to Canada to be a huge section of its electric vehicle future.

The automaker reported Monday it is earning a $2 billion financial investment in two plants there and the Canadian authorities is kicking in $259 million to lead to the investment decision.

As part of the investment, GM will create the first all-electric powered assembly plant in Canada at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario. GM will start building professional electric vans there for GM’s BrightDrop subsidiary in December.

The first pickup trucks coming down the assembly line at Oshawa Assembly in Ontario on Nov. 10, 2021.

GM verified it will also extend output at Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario to include the light-duty Chevrolet Silverado gasoline-driven pickup in the future couple of months.

The plant at the moment builds the significant-obligation edition. GM will add a third change to the plant and generate 2,600 jobs as part of the expansion, GM claimed.

The Detroit No cost Push initially described in July 2021 that there would be a gentle-responsibility pickup crafted at Oshawa and a third shift there.