It is shaping up to be a big 7 days for electrical car or truck provide chain information in Michigan. Piggy-backing on Ford’s most recent news that its multi-billion-greenback battery facility will be created in a new facility in Marshall, Mich., GM and very long-time supplier husband or wife Magna have verified that the latter will make battery enclosures for the new Chevy Silverado EV in the very same St. Clair, Mich., facility where it builds them for GMC’s Hummer EV. The news is absolutely no surprise to any one who follows GM’s electrification endeavours, but it is noteworthy nonetheless.
“The accelerating shift towards vehicle electrification opens up enjoyable progress prospects for Magna over and above powertrain,” claimed John O’Hara, president of Magna’s entire body and chassis group. “We have been able to leverage our expertise to supply battery enclosures – a merchandise for which we see robust potential likely forward. We have our eye on the upcoming and are happy to engage in this kind of a critical job in GM’s subsequent era of electric powered vans.”
The parts (individual batteries, electrical components, sensors, and connectors) we collectively refer to as the battery in a present day EV are packaged together in enclosures built to shield them from debris and drinking water intrusion and offer a crash construction in the celebration of a collision.