This afternoon at Ingersoll, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is slated to make a statement regarding the production of electric vehicles.
At a 12:15 p.m. event in Ingersoll, Ontario, Trudeau will be accompanied by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province’s Minister of Economic Development Vic Fedeli.
The announcement would “mark a milestone in manufacturing electric automobiles,” according to Trudeau’s agenda.
The town is home to the General Motors CAMI manufacturing facility, which the car company stated in April will be upgraded by the end of the year to become what it dubbed the nation’s first full-scale commercial electric vehicle production facility.
Both that initiative and GM’s plan to prepare its Oshawa, Ontario, facility for EVs received $259 million from the provincial and federal governments, respectively.
By 2035, Canada wants to ban the sales of new internal combustion engines for passenger cars.