Stellantis will spend $3.6 billion to retool its two assembly plants in Ontario and build two new R&D centres in the province, the automaker said Monday.
Stellantis will retool its factories in Windsor and Brampton, converting them to what the company described in a statement as “flexible, multi-energy vehicle assembly facilities ready to produce the electric vehicles of the future.”
The company will also two build two new R&D centres in Windsor, focusing on electric vehicles and EV battery technology.
The governments of Canada and Ontario will each give Stellantis up to $513 million toward the projects.
Stellantis, during 2020 contract negotiations with Unifor, committed to spend up to $1.5 billion to retool its Windsor factory.