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General Motors looks to produce over 400K electric powertrains in Ontario

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General Motors (GM) has announced its intention to invest in its St. Catharines, Ontario engine plant so that the facility could produce Ultium Drive units for the company’s electric vehicles (EVs). The investment is expected to support about 500 jobs at the facility and pave the way for the production of over 400,000 electric drive units annually. 

The drive units produced at the St. Catharines facility will be used on vehicles that are built using the company’s Ultium architecture. The present year is expected to mark a significant milestone for Ultium vehicles, with the electric Cadillac LYRIQ and affordable Chevrolet Equinox EV, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and GMC HUMMER SUV EV all entering the North American market, according to GM in a press release

Marissa West, president and managing director of GM Canada, noted that the Ontario site would play a key role in the company’s efforts to transition into the future. The executive also noted that the facility would help support the company’s goal of producing 1 million electric vehicles annually in North America by 2025. 

“This is a time of historic transformation for our industry and with this significant investment, St. Catharines will play a critical role in our EV future. The St. Catharines team produces engines and transmissions for many of GM’s most popular vehicles, including full size trucks, SUVs and Corvette and we are very excited to announce our plans to supply critical drive units as well. This will support GM’s plans to build 1 million electric vehicles a year in North America by 2025,” West said

GM’s recent investment in St. Catharines is but one of the carmaker’s initiatives in Canada. The automaker’s investments also include the C$28 million Renewable Energy Cogeneration project at St. Catharines, Canada’s first large-scale EV plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, and the ongoing construction of a new Ultium CAM Cathode Active Materials facility in Bécancour, Quebec, to name a few. 

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