• Canada is a strong contender to be Volkswagen’s choice for the location of its future battery plant in North America.
• In August, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada to intensify the search for materials needed to build batteries.
• The Minister of Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, is touring Belgium and Germany in search of investment in the automotive sector.
Volkswagen and its battery subsidiary PowerCo have begun looking for a site for the German manufacturer's first battery cell plant in North America. This is according to Reuters, which cited a source within Volkswagen.