GM to inactive Ontario BrightDrop output till spring 2024 because of battery delays

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Common Motors says it is going to inactive its CAMI Meeting Plant in Ingersoll, Ont., because of delays within the provide of battery modules.

The automaker stated Friday that output of its electrical BrightDrop industrial trucks constructed there gained’t resume till the spring of 2024.

At that past, van manufacturing will probably be equipped through CAMI’s brandnew 400,000 square-foot battery-module series in Ingersoll. It’ll have the capability to completely aid BrightDrop Zevo manufacturing on the manufacturing facility and complement electric-vehicle manufacturing at alternative GM crops.

Lately, the Ultium battery that powers BrightDrop trucks is made in Ohio.

About 1,500 society, 1,200 of which might be Unifor participants, build the massive BrightDrop Zevo 600 shipment van and the smaller EV410. GM says layoffs will start in October.

BrightDrop’s consumers come with Hertz, Walmart, FedEx, Verizon and DHL Canada.

In July, Mike Van Boekel, Unifor plant chairperson with Native 88, stated a deficit of to be had batteries is proscribing manufacturing lately, however the growth on the plant supplies “a great bright light at the end of the tunnel.”

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