Today’s visit takes place on the second day of the Prime Minister’s tour to highlight Canada’s robust electric vehicle supply chain, from mining to manufacturing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today visited automaker Stellantis NV facility in Windsor, Ontario. Last year, the Canadian government announced up to $529 million in project funding for Stellantis, funding the modernization of its assembly plants and production of electric vehicles to create thousands of well-deserved jobs. These collaborative investments in the Canadian automotive sector are strengthening global EV supply chains and establishing Canada as a world leader in EV innovation.
“For decades, Canadian auto industry workers have been part of building a strong Canadian economy; Now, they are on their way to making sure it remains that way for decades to come. We will support the workers at every step. By making Canada the world leader in manufacturing, including electric vehicles, we secure jobs, grow our economy and keep the air clean for our children,” said Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
During his stay in Windsor, the Prime Minister also visited the Center for Hybrid Automotive Research and Laboratory for Green Energy (CHARGE) at the University of Windsor and discussed its research and development center for EV batteries, which is responsible for Made in Canada EV development. supports. batteries
Canadian workers and businesses are already leaders in clean energy and technology and the components that go into it. As demand continues to grow, establishing Canada as a reliable supplier will create even more Canadian jobs, grow our economy and reduce pollution to help fight climate change.
Currently, the automotive sector in Canada supports approximately 500,000 workers, contributes $16 billion annually to its gross domestic product (GDP), and is one of the country’s largest export industries.
Today’s visit takes place on the second day of the Prime Minister’s tour to highlight Canada’s robust electric vehicle supply chain, from mining to manufacturing. The day before, the Prime Minister met with workers at the Saskatoon facility of Vital Metals, Canada’s largest producer of rare earths, to highlight Canada’s leadership in the building blocks (vital minerals) of clean technology.
Recall that last year, the Canadian government received a significant investment of more than $ 5 billion from Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions, one of the world’s leading battery manufacturing companies, to form a joint venture to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles in Canada. did. Through this joint venture, a new facility will be constructed in Windsor, Ontario to supply Stellantis plants in Windsor and across North America. The facility is targeted to become operational in 2025.
By: Sarah Rodriguez.