Stelantis and LG build battery factory in Canada

Stelantis and LG build battery factory in Canada

Stelantis is anticipating a thriving e-mobility supply chain around its Canadian location. (Image: Stellantis)

Stelantis and LG Energy Solutions will jointly build an electric vehicle battery factory in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Construction is scheduled to begin this year, with production starting in the first quarter of 2024. Responsible Joint Ventures Needed Its lithium-ion battery cells and modules meet most of the demand for Stellantis in North America.

According to the carmaker, the factory’s annual production capacity will exceed 45 gigawatt hours (GWh). An estimated 2,500 new jobs will be created in Windsor and the surrounding area. ‚ÄúChrysler began manufacturing in this community in 1925, employing generations of Windsor-Essex workers. With this announcement, we are protecting the future of thousands of workers and the future of Windsor as Canada’s strategic home of electric vehicle manufacturing. are.”Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said.

As part of its electric strategy, Stelantis has already announced that it will increase planned battery capacity by 140 GWh to about 400 GWh. For this, the OEM is dependent on five battery factories and additional supply contracts. Meanwhile, LG Energy Solutions has achieved an annual production capacity of over 200 GWh in North America with the recent announcement. According to the company, this is enough for about 2.5 million electric vehicles.

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