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Magna to build off-road EV for Ineos industrial group

By The Canadian Press   

Electronics Engineering electric industrial Ineos Magna off-road vehicle

4x4 fossil-fuel powered vehicle will be called the Grenadier

Magna International Inc. says it will engineer and build electric off-road vehicles for U.K.-based industrial conglomerate Ineos Group Ltd.

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna says the contract will see it produce the vehicles at its facility in Graz, Austria with a 2026 expected start. Magna began working with Ineos in 2018 to engineer its first vehicle, a 4×4 fossil-fuel powered vehicle called the Grenadier. The automotive company already produces several models at the Graz plant, including Jaguar and Fisker electric vehicles, and has drawn speculation as being a potential producer for an Apple Inc. car thought to be in development.

Magna is also working to increase its EV-related production in Canada, announcing in February a $471 million investment across six Ontario locations to expand its EV parts capacity. Ineos is a chemical company with some $65 billion in annual revenues operating in 29 countries that has branched into consumer goods through its auto division as well as a hygiene and clothing brand.




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