Magna has secured new business from General Motors to supply battery enclosures on the new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The company will produce the enclosures at its Magna Electric Vehicle Structures facility in St. Clair, Michigan, where it already produces the battery enclosure for the GMC Hummer EV.
Magna recently announced significant investment plans for the facility in St. Clair to support the fast-growing electric vehicle market. Production is expected to begin later this year.
Battery enclosures, which all battery electric vehicles require, house high-voltage batteries, electrical components, sensors and connectors. They contribute to the structural and safety aspects of a vehicle’s frame and protect critical battery components from potential impact, heat and water intrusion. Magna says it can develop these advanced assemblies in steel, aluminum, and multi-material configurations, including lightweight composites.