A Stellantis battery plant in Canada?
According to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, the automaker would be considering Canada as home to one of the two battery plants the company plans to build in North America. Obviously, Brampton, Ontario, could be the chosen location.
Stellantis has plans to electrify the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger muscle cars currently assembled at that plant according to AutoForecast Solutions. Yet electrified versions might not be built in Ontario. AutoForecast thinks Brampton is likely to be without products by 2024.
But, as the company noted: «As a reminder, the latest collective bargaining agreement [Oct. 2020] included plans to invest $50 million to introduce three new variants of the Dodge Charger and Challenger, and continue production of the Chrysler 300!»
Stellantis also plans to build three battery plants in Europe. Stellantis, a shareholder in French battery maker Automotive Cells Company (ACC), says that the company will build one plant in Germany and another one in France. Stellantis is also in discussions with the Italian government in an effort to build a battery factory there.