Stellantis Announces Billions in Investment in Brampton and Windsor

Electric Cars Brampton Plant

Good news for residents of Brampton and Windsor as automaker Stellantis announced it will be investing billions of Canadian dollars to upgrade two plants and expand a research center. The plants located in Windsor and Brampton will have $3.6 billion Canadian dollars ($2.8 billion) invested in them to be upgraded and become more sustainable. The bulk of this is going to fit these plants out to produce electric vehicles. The retooling of these plants will begin in 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today made the announcement along with Stellantis, CEO of North America, Mark Stewart.

As per the update, CAD $3.6 Billion will be invested into Windsor and Brampton assemblies. There will also be an expansion of the Automotive Research and Development Center. All money’s going toward producing electric vehicles. The assembly plants are expected to return to three-shift operations and the Automotive Research and Development Center will house the company’s first battery lab in North America.

Mark Stewart announced further that the first Windsor is going to be retooled to produce a new multi-energy vehicle architecture and provide battery electric vehicle capabilities across multiple models. Brampton is going to be transformed fully modernized and beginning in 2024 when production resumed the beginning of 25. The plant is going to introduce all-new flexible architecture to support the company’s easy plans including full battery electric vehicle.

At its Brampton Assembly Plant, Stellantis will install a flexible assembly line capable of producing battery-electric and hybrid vehicles. This overhaul will diversify the automaker’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand for low-emission vehicles. Ontario’s commitment of up to $132 million helps secure the long-term future of the facility in Brampton.

Stellantis has already committed to $35 billion investment in its Canadian operations. The Government of Ontario is supporting all these critical investments with up to $513 million, with a matching investment from the federal government.