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GM Canada has announced it’s investing more than $2 billion in Canada to transform manufacturing facilities in Ingersoll and Oshawa. It will start production at Canada’s first full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario later this year.

Production of BrightDrop’s electric delivery vans will begin at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll in December 2022, following retooling of the plant this spring and summer.

In addition, at Oshawa Assembly, GM Canada will add light-duty pickup production and a third shift, creating more than 2,600 new jobs since operations resumed at the plant.

GM also announced it will sign onto the Canada Diversity Challenge and the Canada Net Zero Challenge.

Marissa West, GM Canada president and managing director, says: “Working with our government partners we have reopened GM’s Oshawa plant, creating thousands of new jobs and recruiting a record number of women in production roles. Later this year, our CAMI plant in Ingersoll will begin Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing with BrightDrop. This partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada is helping GM build a more diverse, innovative and sustainable industry and EV supply chain for the future – and we are proud to be doing that right here in Canada.”

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, comments: “In Oshawa, Ingersoll, and communities across Ontario, auto manufacturers are stepping up to meet demand for clean vehicles and creating thousands of good jobs in the process. Today’s investment is an investment in our workers, our communities, and our future. Partnerships like these are critical to putting Canada on the cutting edge of the clean economy, creating thousands of new jobs, and making sure that future generations have a clean environment to live in.”

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