Ontario’s top auto sector minister heading to Korea, Japan to drum up more EV and battery investments

In a trip that’s part trade mission, part victory lap, Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is heading to South Korea and Japan next week to meet with automakers and battery manufacturers hoping to add to the recent wave of EV-related auto sector investments in Ontario

EXCLUSIVE: Tesla files more public documents about a potential Canadian factory, as clues emerge as to what it might make

For the second time this month, Electric Autonomy Canada can report that new Tesla lobbyist registry documents show the automaker is in formal manufacturing talks — this time with the federal government. But what kind of factory is on its mind? Batteries? Vehicles? Or something else in its supply chain?

VW, Mercedes sign MOUs with Canada to secure battery minerals supply, hint at more value-added news to come

The twin Memorandums of Understanding signed today in Toronto cement the status of Volkswagen’s newly created battery company PowerCo as a force to watch on the market, while Mercedes indicates unprecedented interest in its Canadian activities

Unifor calls for national auto policy after landmark vote to elect Lana Payne as first female president

After a contested election, Payne became the first woman to head Unifor — Canada’s largest private-sector union — which kicked off her term by releasing a new-forward looking auto policy report focused on electric vehicle manufacturing

EXCLUSIVE: Tesla’s latest Ontario lobby activity could indicate a Tesla factory is coming to Canada

CEO Elon Musk has hinted heavily, as recently as Telsa’s Aug. 4 annual meeting, that it is considering Canada as a destination for a new manufacturing facility. But public documents filed in Ontario in July are the first concrete evidence of Tesla’s interest in either an industrial or “advanced manufacturing facility”

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