GM to stop making Equinox at Ontario plant in April, in switch to electric vehicles
The CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll will be converted to produce GM's new BrightDrop electric EV600 llght commercial vehicle.
Automaker General Motors Canada plans to end production of the Chevrolet Equinox at its CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario in April 2022, which is sooner than previously expected under a plan announced in January.
The company says production of the Equinox crossover vehicles will end in April so that GM can convert the plant to make BrightDrop electric commercial vans by the end of next year.
It will take about four months to retool the CAMI plant, GM Canada said, and production of the EV600s is expected to begin in November 2022.
The retooled CAMI plant in Ingersoll is expected to add a second shift in 2023. The Equinox will be made in other North American plants.
Originally, GM Canada expected to withdraw production of the Equinox over a two-year transition period as part of its plan to increase the number of electric vehicles it makes.
Under an agreement ratified by Unifor members in January, GM Canada has agreed to invest $1 billion in the CAMI plant to convert it to make BrightDrop EV600s.