Automotive Cells Co. (ACC), a battery cell manufacturing joint venture between Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz and France-based energy giant TotalEnergies, is eying Quebec as the possible location for a new battery processing plant, according to lobbyist filings with the Canadian government.
Linamar Corp.’s planned high-pressure die casting plant in Welland, Ont. is part of an industry-wide “re-evaluation” of how vehicles are built, and signals that at least one local automaker aims to integrate very large structural components into an upcoming electric vehicle, according to auto analyst Sam Fiorani.
General Motors and South Korea's Posco Future M said they will invest more to expand the production capacity at their chemical battery materials facility in Canada, taking their estimated total investment in the plant to over US$1 billion.
ATS, a Canadian company that specializes in automation, can turn 6,500 cells into a battery pack in just 60 seconds.