Factory where Dodge Challenger was built to upgrade EV
Stellantis on Monday announced a $2.8 billion investment to overhaul its Canadian vehicle plants to be ready for electrification.
As part of a broader strategy known as Dare Forward 2030, which will see Stellaantis invest more than $35 billion globally through 2025 in electrification and software, the investment is announced. Monday will specifically target upgrades to vehicle plants in Windsor and Brampton.
The Windsor plant currently builds Chrysler pickup trucks while the Brampton plant is responsible for the production of the Chrysler 300 and related Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars. The upgrade of both plants is expected to be completed in 2025.
The start of the upgrades at the Windsor plant will be in 2023 and at the Brampton plant in 2024. This ties in with Dodge’s confirmation last year that the Challenger and Charger will be available until 2023, at least in their current form. You can count on Dodge to provide successors to its best-selling muscle duo, whether they will be offered with plug-in hybrid or pure electric, or both, remains to be seen. . Sadly, the V-8 is not on the menu.
Stellantis did not say what types of vehicles would be built at the upgraded plants, other than that the Windsor plant introduced a “flexible multi-energy vehicle architecture” alongside existing vehicles built there and at home. Brampton machine introduced “flexible architecture” and built at least one electric vehicle. Maybe EV is New battery-powered muscle car Stellantis says Dodge will preview in concept form this year and launch in 2024, although production at the upgraded Brampton plant will only begin in 2025, Stellantis said.
The latest investment announcement will bring Stellantis’ commitment to electrification in Canada to $6.7 billion, including spend on a battery factory was established with LG Energy Solutions in Windsor in 2024, and the addition of a new battery lab at Stellantis’ existing R&D center in Windsor.
Stellantis is in the midst of a major EV push focused on four modular platforms. Among the many new EVs promised so far include the aforementioned Dodge muscle car, as well as a Electric Ram 1500and a line of electric Jeep SUVs starting with a sub-contract due in 2023. The automaker hopes to have most of its brands go the all-electric route by the end of the decade. including MaseratiChrysler, and Alfa Romeo.