GM to Convert CAMI into Canada’s First-Large Scale EV Auto Plant

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Powered by the Ultium battery system, the BrightDrop EV600 is targeted to have an estimated range of up to 400 kms on a full charge. PHOTO GM Canada

Subject to ratification of a tentative 2021 agreement reached with Unifor and confirmation of government support, General Motors plans to bring production of its recently announced BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, the EV600, to its CAMI manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

The approximately C$1 billion investment will support GM’s timing to deliver BrightDrop EV600 in late 2021. The investment will enable GM to make CAMI into Canada’s first large-scale auto plant converted to produce electric delivery vehicles in Canada.

Work will begin immediately to transform the CAMI plant to support electric vehicle production. This will support jobs and transform work at the plant over the next two years from Chevrolet Equinox production to a new focus on the production of EV600s, to serve the growing North American market for electric delivery solutions.

BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services designed to improve the delivery of goods and services from the first to the last mile. It aims to help B2B customers reduce the cost of ownership, improve productivity and safety, and improve their carbon footprints and sustainability efforts.

Its initial products include the EP1 electric e-pallet, a software platform for fleet and asset management, and the EV600 light commercial vehicle that will bring the Ultium platform to commercial vehicles.

For more information on BrightDrop and its products and services, visit gobrightdrop.com.

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