GM CAMI plant to build EV battery packs

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GM has introduced its CAMI Meeting plant in Ingersoll, Ont., will start producing battery modules for electrical automobiles within the second quarter of subsequent yr.

The battery packs will enhance EV manufacturing volumes for GM, together with its BrightDrop Zevo business car.

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“Our CAMI plant is taking part in a essential function in accelerating GM’s all-electric future,” mentioned Marissa West, president and managing director, GM Canada. “Along with being Canada’s first large-scale EV manufacturing plant, quickly the workforce will add EV battery module meeting to the positioning, demonstrating innovation, flexibility, and alternative throughout this historic time of transformation within the business.  

Particular person battery cells can be assembled into full car packs on the plant in 4 steps, GM defined in a launch.

They embrace: arranging battery cells into small stacks of cells, the place sealer and retaining clips are utilized; assembling the mini stacks into full modules, the place cooling plates, insulation and electrical parts are put in; assembling modules into car packs, the place cooling strains and extra electrical parts are put in; and eventually testing the battery packs earlier than they’re transferred to the car meeting line.

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