Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturer founded in 2017 by former Tesla supply chain leader Peter Carlsson, has been considering building a factory in North America for some time. Now, according to a report by The National News, the company has selected a site in Saint Basile le Grand, a community located about 25 kilometers east of Montreal, for the site of its first battery factory outside of Europe.


Volkswagen has unveiled further details about its battery factory in St Thomas, Canada. It will be PowerCo’s largest cell factory to date, create 3,000 jobs, and produce up to 90 GWh of battery cells per year.