GM assembles first electric truck in Ontario

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GM assembles a first electric truck in Ontario

The new electric truck called brightdrop which will be assembled by GM in Ingersoll, Ontario.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his Ontario counterpart, Doug Ford, met Monday at the General Motors (GM) plant in Ingersoll, Ontario for the start of production of a new electric truck.

GM had already announced in April that its CAMI plant in Ingersoll would be retooled this year to become the first in the country to assemble at large-scale commercial electric vehicles.

The manufacturer will produce electric trucks called brightdrop in Ingersoll.

Last spring, the federal and provincial governments indicated that they would each invest up to $259 million in this project and in the modernization of GM's plant in Oshawa, which is to assemble Silverado electric pickup trucks.

Ottawa intends to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles to individuals starting in 2035.

More details to come

With information from La Presse canadienne

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