Magna International Inc. will supply battery enclosures for the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV out of its new electric-vehicle parts plant in southeast Michigan, North America's largest parts supplier said today.
Magna will build the enclosures at its new factory in St. Clair, Mich., about 50 miles (80 kilometres) north of Detroit, where the supplier already builds enclosures for the GMC Hummer EV. Production on Silverado enclosures is expected to begin later in the year when Magna finishes adding 740,000 square feet (68,700 square metres) to the plant.
The expansion is part of a US$530 million investment in its metro Detroit footprint. Magna said last year that a coming addition to the plant would add 900 workers.