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

Stellantis pouring $3.6 billion into Ontario to retool its Windsor and Brampton plants for EVs and to expand R&D

Joint support of $1 billion from the Ontario and Canadian governments helped sweeten the pot, only weeks after Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced a $5-billion battery factory in Windsor

Zero-emission vehicle registrations in Canada top 6 per cent for first time ever in Q4 2021

While registrations fell in absolute numbers across the board in Q4 versus Q3, the market share of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles reached a new high of nearly 6.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. For the year, ZEV market share was 5.2 per cent, up from 3.5 per cent in 2020