WINDSOR – Ontario is quickly becoming a
leader in developing and building the car of the future by attracting a $3.6 billion
investment from Stellantis in the automaker’s Windsor and Brampton plants. These
investments will accelerate the creation of one of the most vertically integrated
electric vehicle supply chains in North America.
Stellantis will retool and modernize the plants in Windsor and Brampton,
converting them to flexible, multi-energy vehicle assembly facilities ready to
produce the electric vehicles of the future. The company will also build two new
research and development centres focusing on electric vehicles and EV battery
Stellantis will build a new, flexible, multi-energy vehicle assembly line at its
Windsor plant. This strategic retooling will diversify the company’s capacity by
introducing battery-electric or hybrid models to the production line to meet
growing consumer demand for low-emissions vehicles.
“These investments re-affirm our long-term commitment to Canada and represent an
important step as we move toward zero-emission vehicles that deliver on our
customers’ desire for innovative, clean, safe and affordable mobility,” said
Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, FCA – North America. “We’re
grateful to both the Federal and Provincial governments for their shared vision
to create a sustainable future. And to Unifor and our workforce for their
support in helping ensure the viability of our Canadian operations for the
Stellantis will also modernize its Automotive Research and Development Centre in
Windsor by expanding and building two Centres of Competency. The Electric
Vehicle and Battery Pack Testing Centres of Competency will establish Ontario as
a major R&D hub for the company across all stages of production –
from design to development. In addition to R&D, the centres will
provide major opportunities for local talent, universities, colleges, and
start-ups to participate in the development of Ontario’s EV
ecosystem. The hubs will be central to Stellantis’ R&D operations
in North America and serve the company’s worldwide needs for technology, process
and product development.
At its Brampton Assembly Plant, Stellantis will install a flexible assembly line
capable of producing battery-electric and hybrid vehicles. This overhaul will
diversify the automaker’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand for
Stellantis is emerging as a trailblazer in creating an integrated supply chain
and EV ecosystem in Ontario through EV assembly, cutting-edge
R&D assets, and battery cell manufacturing. Its recent investments
totaling almost $6 billion will help transform the province’s auto industry.
This includes the company’s recently announced joint investment with LG Energy
Solution, Ltd. of $5 billion to build Ontario’s first large-scale electric
vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Windsor.
Ontario continues to be a destination of choice for major investments due to its
clean and competitive electricity network, reduction in red tape, and status as
one of the top auto-producing jurisdictions in North America.
- Over the past 18 months, the automotive sector in Ontario has seen almost
$14 billion in investments for new vehicle production mandates and battery
- More than $7 billion of these investments is in transformative
hybrid and electric vehicle production at Ontario assembly plants.
- Ontario has committed $56.4 million over the next four years through the
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) to support innovation
and transformation in our auto tech system.
- Ontario has 12 universities and 24 colleges with auto research and training
programs, with over 63,500 science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) graduates per year.
- The province is home to more than 300 companies and organizations pioneering
connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
- This investment will accelerate Ontario’s 10-year plan Driving Prosperity ―
The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector. Phase 2 of Driving Prosperity
demonstrates the government’s commitment to transform the province’s
automotive supply chain to build the cars of the future including the
production of battery electric and hybrid vehicles, EV battery
production, and increasing exports of Ontario-made auto parts and
Lauren Nucciarone, International Marketing Unit
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade