VW eyes Canada in search for first North America cell plant – source

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and its battery subsidiary PowerCo SE have begun searching for a site for the carmaker’s first battery cell factory in North America, a company source told Reuters on Thursday.The source said Canada was “a logical option” for the plant, which would be VW’s first gigafactory outside Europe.The move was described as an expansion of the memorandum of understanding signed between Volkswagen and mineral-rich Canada in August, in which they agreed to intensify efforts to secure access to lithium, nickel and cobalt.Europe’s carmakers have pushed to secure stakes in battery …
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