GM to construct EV motor plant
The Canadian Press – Feb 21, 2023 / 6:03 am | Story: 412483
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Basic Motors says it plans to construct motors for electrical automobiles at its St. Catharines, Ont. propulsion plant, the most recent dedication by an automaker transitioning in the direction of an electrical future.
The corporate says the transfer, topic to help agreements with the federal and provincial governments, is predicted to help round 500 jobs on the facility.
The St. Catharines plant at the moment has slightly over 1,100 workers producing V-6 and V-8 engines in addition to transmissions.
GM says the brand new Ultium electrical drive models will exchange some inside combustion engine manufacturing after retooling, whereas it nonetheless expects to proceed to supply V-8 engines alongside the brand new motors on the plant for a while.
Unifor president Lana Payne says in an announcement that the historic funding means autoworkers will proceed to be the area’s financial spine for generations to return.
GM says the St. Catharines electrical motors will go into its BrightDrop electrical supply vans, which it produces partly at its Ingersoll, Ont. plant, in addition to its electrical pickup vans, producing sufficient on the plant for 400,000 automobiles a yr.