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BREAKING: Huge Announcement Scheduled For The Windsor Assembly Plant, Tomorrow!

Canadian P.M. & Ontario Premier Are Expected To Be There...

According to the Windsor Star, Stellantis COO for North America, Mark Stewart will be in Windsor, Ontario tomorrow and is expected to make some major announcements about the future of the Windsor Assembly Plant. He is expected to be joined by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier, Doug Ford.

A Chrysler Pacifica has sealer applied to its underbody at the Windsor Assembly Plant. (Chrysler).

On Friday, we discussed Stellantis’ decision to extend the Windsor Assembly Plant’s second shift. Stellantis announced last October, that it planned to cut the plant’s second shift in April, due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was revaluated in February, with the announcement that the company would extend the second shift until the end of June. But its newest decision has the second shift operating to at least the end of December.

Stellantis and LGES, along with members of government, at the announcement for the new battery plant. (Stellantis).

In October, Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions (LGES) announced that the two companies entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a new joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for the North American market. In March, Stellantis and LGES unveiled details to invest more than $5 billion CAD ($4.1 billion USD) to establish operations, which include an all-new battery manufacturing plant located in Windsor. Plant construction activities are scheduled to begin later this year, with production operations planned to launch in Q1 of 2024.

The plant aims to have an annual production capacity in excess of 45-gigawatt hours (GWh) and will create an estimated 2,500 new jobs in Windsor and the surrounding areas. Each of the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of the Canadian government has agreed to fully support the successful operation of the joint venture company.

Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept. (Chrysler).

Many believe that tomorrow’s announcement will, in fact, be an official announcement about the future of electrified vehicles to be manufactured at the plant in 2024. This could include a future crossover based on the recent Chrysler Airflow Concept vehicles, internally codenamed (CA), which is due for production in 2024 as a 2025 model according to sources close to MoparInsiders.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD rolling off the Windsor Assembly Plant line. (Chrysler).

During its 2020 Unifor-FCA Collective Bargaining Agreement, then Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) committed to installing a new multi-energy vehicle architecture, including Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) and Battery Electric (BEV) vehicle capability, and at least one new model on that architecture at its Windsor Assembly Plant. The investment was said to be worth up to $1.5 billion CAD (or about $1.16 billion USD). Stellantis has told the Unifor labor union, that it plans to return to a three-shift operating schedule, once electric vehicle production has started.

Chrysler will also start building its next-generation minivan on the STLA Large architecture, sometime before 2028. That vehicle is scheduled to be entirely battery-electric, as Chrysler has announced that it will become the first Chrysler Group brand to become 100% electric before the end of the decade.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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BREAKING: Windsor Will Begin Building A New Electrified Vehicle In 2024:​

Unifor Agreement Brings New Electrified Vehicle To Windsor Assembly Plant...​

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I'm not so sure that this is exciting news. On the American side Jeeps and muscle Dodge are exciting products.

If this is indeed a PSA EMP2 v4 now known as more marketing friendly eVMP than it can top at 330 HP for BEV with 2 electric motors as AWD, less for FWD.

Just for comparison. Giorgio platform can have 3 electric motors and more than 600 HP.

I can only wonder why they've chosen this route. IMO this was pushed by Unifor. They wanted higher employment rate and thus investment went to Windsor and not to Brampton.

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Must be for people mover not a performance cars.

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New Electrified Vehicle Coming To Windsor Plant...​

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So is the Chrysler Airflow being produced in Windsor ?

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