$5B Windsor battery plant the largest private sector investment in Ontario history

The Windsor region was boldly thrust into the future of an electrified auto industry Wednesday with the announcement that Stellantis and LG Energy Solution will build a $5 billion automobile battery plant on the city’s east side that will directly employ 2,500 people. Canada’s first giga factory — producing at least one million watts of power — will cover 4.5 million square feet, making it slightly larger than Stellantis’s Windsor Assembly Plant, and is the largest investment in the history of the Canadian auto industry. The plant will be located on 220 acres (88 hectares) at the corner of EC Row Avenue and Banwell Road and extends south up to the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks.“We’re going to be manufacturing in the Windsor region hundreds of thousands of batteries for the whole North American ecosystem for Stellantis – this is huge,” said federal minister of innovation, science and industry Francois-Philippe Champagne.“With this type of investment, you know they’re going to be here for decades to come.