Cabinet minister speaks to Sudbury conference about the future of battery electric vehicles
The Ford government is committed to making the province a leader in manufacturing electric vehicles, Ontario’s minister of Economic Development has told a Sudbury conference. Vic Fedeli, the Nipissing MPP, also said Northern Ontario – with its abundant supply of critical minerals needed to produce battery electric vehicles – will play a big role making sure that happens.
“They need us now … here in Sudbury is the battery grade nickel … then look at The Ring of Fire,” Fedeli said while speaking to the BEV In-Depth conference, held last week at Cambrian College. “We will be pulling the minerals out of ground and processing them here. In the North. Absolutely in the North.”