‘Too much noise in the data’ to fully gauge USMCA

Emily Atkins, Automotive News Canada  July 29, 2021  Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, said Canada has a chance to be the “battery capital of North America” if it can figure out the metals processing piece of the equation and the role of government funding.  Read the article here. 

How does the federal government get Canadians to buy only ZEVs by 2035?

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada July 26, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), said “there’s a long shadow between intent and execution,” but the government’s accelerated ZEV timeline was expected. Read article here.

US and Mexico fail to resolve dispute on trade rules for cars

Eric Martin and Keith Laing, Bloomberg News July 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, is quoted on a potential trade dispute on auto rules in USMCA. “Making the rules too cumbersome could cause automakers to forgo applying for duty-free treatment and instead pay tariffs that the U.S. charges under World Trade Organization rules.” […]

2021 Canadians to Watch: Trail Blazer trains brains

Automotive News Canada July 21, 2021 Lauren Tedesco, Vice President of Learning and Development at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is featured in the fourth annual Canadians to Watch.  See feature below:

Flavio Volpe targets the future of the car industry with Project Arrow

Roland Tanner and Joel MacLeod, The 905er July 20, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, discusses Project Arrow, and how it has the potential to change the auto industry in Canada, internationally, and be part of the electric future of transportation. Listen to the podcast here.