Stellantis, governments announce multibillion-dollar package to retool Ontario operations for EVs, hybrids

According to both federal Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne and De La Soul, three is the magic number.

Champagne was in Windsor, Ont., on Monday alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and other VIPs for the latest in a series of spending announcements intended to future-proof the Canadian auto sector. As my colleague Jesse reported Friday, Stellantis will build an assembly line at its Windsor plant that can assemble battery-electric or hybrid models and boost its Canadian R&D spending. The company confirmed the plans Monday, and also announced an upsized plan to retool its Brampton, Ont., plant for EVs and hybrids.

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