Stellantis, LG Energy Spar With Trudeau Government Over EV Battery Factory Funding Promises

Automaker Stellantis NV said it will begin implementing “contingency plans” with its South Korean partner for electric vehicle battery production as they negotiate with Canada for more financial aid to build a new plant.

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution Ltd. said last year they would invest more than $4 billion in a battery-making facility in Windsor, Ontario, across the border from Detroit. But the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not met its promises, a Stellantis spokesperson said in a statement Friday night.

“As of today, the Canadian government has not delivered on what was agreed to, therefore Stellantis and LG Energy Solution will immediately begin implementing their contingency plans,” said the statement. The company didn’t elaborate.

Trudeau has pledged financial help to make Canadian manufacturing plants competitive with US ones after the 

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