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Volkswagen, Mercedes Are in Canada’s Sights for EV Deals

  • Industry minister heads to Germany amid competition with US
  • Generous incentives risk luring investment away from Canada
The Mercedes-Benz logo near an automobile inside a Mercedes-Benz AG Showroom in Berlin, Germany. The Canadian government is trying to land supply-chain deals with major German automakers in the face of fierce competition from the US on electric-vehicle production.

The Mercedes-Benz logo near an automobile inside a Mercedes-Benz AG Showroom in Berlin, Germany. The Canadian government is trying to land supply-chain deals with major German automakers in the face of fierce competition from the US on electric-vehicle production.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is trying to land supply-chain deals with major German automakers in the face of fierce competition from the US on electric-vehicle production.

Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has embarked on a week-long trip to Belgium and Germany, where he’ll attend the management conference of Volkswagen AG and the board meeting of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, among other gatherings.