Tentative deal reached to bring $1 billion commercial EV plant to Ontario

CAMI Assembly Plant Ingersoll Ontario
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General Motors Canada and Unifor Local 88 announced yesterday they have reached a tentative deal that would see the automaker invest $1 billion in Ontario.

The deal will involve the large-scale commercial production of a commercial electric van, the BrightDrop EV600. Production is scheduled to begin next year.

Unifor Local 88 members, which number 1,900 at the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario will hold an online ratification meeting tomorrow, January 17 where they will learn more about the tentative deal.

The results are expected to be announced on Monday, January 18.

“This tentative deal delivers significant investment, new products, new jobs, and job security, achieving our union’s key bargaining priorities during these challenging times,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

The BrightDrop EV600 was announced just this week during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The electric van will have an estimated range of 250 miles (402 kms) on a full charge. It will feature 600 cubic feet of cargo area. No pricing details have been released yet.

BrightDrop EV 600
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Source: Newswire & CNet