GM Readies $800M for Canada Electric Vans Plant
January 18, 2021
Subject to ratification of a tentative 2021 agreement reached with Unifor and
confirmation of government support, General Motors plans to bring production of
its recently announced BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, the EV600,
to its CAMI manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.
Work will begin immediately to transform the CAMI plant. This will support jobs and transform work at the plant over the next two years from Chevrolet Equinox production to production of EV600s, serving the growing North American electric delivery solutions market.
BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an
ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services designed to improve
the delivery of goods and services from the first to last mile. It aims to help
B2B customers reduce cost of ownership, improve productivity and safety, and
improve their carbon footprints and sustainability efforts. Its initial products
include the EP1 electric e-pallet, a software platform for fleet and asset
management, and the EV600 light commercial vehicle that will expand the Ultium
platform to commercial vehicles.