Chrysler Pacifica, World’s First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Minivan, to be built in Ontario
With its Climate Change Action Plan, Ontario invests massively in electrification of transportation… to support jobs and create new jobs.
Yestersay, June 15, Premier Kathleen Wynne attended a special 20th anniversary event at the University of Windsor/FCA Research and Development Centre to announce support for the first plug-in hybrid electric minivan to be built in North America, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
Ontario is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada (FCA Canada) to support production of the minivan at the Windsor Assembly Plant. The project will safeguard the facility, has created 1,200 new jobs and will secure 4,000 existing positions. It will also support thousands of direct and indirect jobs across Ontario’s automotive supply chain.
Ontario will provide up to $85.8 million in funding to FCA Canada from the Jobs and Prosperity Fund for enhanced research at the Automotive Research and Development Centre and to support the world-class workforce at the Windsor Assembly Plant through advanced training and plant upgrades for the production of the Chrysler Pacifica. This investment builds on Ontario’s competitive advantages by supporting a highly skilled workforce and a business climate that enables innovative research. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will also contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Here are more details on the Chrysler Pacifica : http://www.forbes.com/sites/kbrauer/2016/04/11/2017-chrysler-pacifica-top-10-innovative-features-on-the-worlds-newest-minivan/2/#4336814e371f