Automotive manufacturers in London and Southwestern Ontario may see years of disruption, including production shut downs, as the “revolution” of transforming to electric vehicle and battery production

Automotive manufacturers in London and Southwestern Ontario may see years of disruption, including production shut downs, as the “revolution” of transforming to electric vehicle and battery production will not be a smooth ride, say industry and supply chain experts.

Unifor selects Ford as strike target in automaker talks

Unifor national president Lana Payne announced Tuesday the union has selected Ford Motor Co. as its strike target to set the pattern agreement in contract talks with the Detroit 3 automakers. Payne had hinted she was leaning toward selecting Ford when talks began Aug. 10 and she cited the progress made with Ford and the company’s transparency in sharing its vision […]

ANALYSIS: Could London land a large electric-vehicle parts plant?

The London region may be a “player” in provincial government talks to land another large-scale electric vehicle battery plant, expected to be announced by year’s end, automotive industry experts say. The Ontario government is in talks with several electric vehicle battery manufacturers to open another plant in this province, as automakers move fast to assemble […]