As automakers, battery manufacturers and governments spend unprecedented sums of money to ramp up electric vehicle production in North America, parts makers are pouring in billions of dollars of their own to supply those new factories.
Each new EV project requires a new supply chain where one didn't exist before, including battery systems and modules, battery enclosures, electric motors, power inverters, charging ports and onboard monitors. New EV programs in greenfield locations will also draw forth new supplier plants even for traditional components, such as seating, plastics and brake systems.
Companies that win a place on these new EV programs range from some of the largest and most established parts suppliers in the world to relatively unknown players in the North American industry looking to gain a foothold in a rapidly growing market for EV components and battery materials.
These are some of the EV-related supplier projects already underway.