Electricity access in Ontario under spotlight as questions hover about previously unannounced LG Chem battery supply factory

More questions than answers surround the fate of a potential LG Chem factory deal in Windsor, but the resulting scrutiny has turned electricity supply into a hot topic in the Ontario election campaign

NGen supercluster invests $76 million in 15 new Canadian ZEV manufacturing supply chain projects

The announcement marks the largest wave of automotive industry investments to date under Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative, and features projects in critical minerals, batteries, power electronics, fuel cells and lightweight materials

Ontario, federal governments confirm $518 million in support for GM Canada’s $2.3-billion factory retooling

The announcement today consolidates the automaker’s previous commitments to upgrade GM’s Oshawa and Ingersoll plants, along with R&D facilities in the province, with the direct job count up to 2,600 as a third shift is added in Oshawa

Magna International to expand Ontario operations to make battery enclosures for Ford F-150 Lightning

The auto parts supplier giant is expanding its existing Formet Industries operations with the construction of a new, $50-million, 170,000-square-foot facility in the city of Chatham

Stellantis, LG Energy Solution bringing $5-billion battery factory to Windsor

After months of speculation, the two companies have confirmed Canada’s biggest pure electric vehicle investment yet: a $5-billion joint-venture battery cell factory situated in the heartland of Ontario’s auto industry

Sorting the EVs from the hype in Honda’s $1.38-billion CR-V Hybrid assembly plant announcement

Is Honda Canada’s retooling of its Alliston, Ont., manufacturing plant to build a new hybrid crossover really a step forward for electric and zero emission vehicle manufacturing in Canada? It depends on what comes next

BASF announces Quebec site acquisition for a major battery cathode facility

The German chemical giant announced Friday that it plans to build a factory in Quebec to produce cathode active materials — helping to fill a gap in Canada’s electric vehicle battery supply chain — with production expected to start by 2025

Battery manufacturing prospects in Windsor grow with new $20-million innovation centre

The R&D facility, bankrolled by a local subsidiary of auto parts giant Flex-N-Gate and the Ontario government, will house a team of scientists working on battery designs and chemistries that its founders hope will help bring a battery cell gigafactory to the province