Archive for author: Melanie Barahona

Project Arrow

Today’s Show: A Look at Project Arrow

Shaye Gananm, 630 CHED May 10, 2021 Canada has something unique in the works — Project Arrow — a completely Canadian electric vehicle with some top end talent behind it, AMPA lead, Flavio Volpe disc...

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Aston Martin Valkyrie chief engineer to join Canada’s Project Arrow team

Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Motor Authority May 7, 2021 Aston Martin’s chief engineer of special projects like the Valkyrie and Valhalla hyper cars, Fraser Dunn, is set to join Canada’s Project Arrow tea...

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Canada’s Project Arrow project taps Aston Martin’s Fraser Dunn as chief engineer

Grace Macaluso, Automotive News May 6, 2021 Fraser Dunn, chief engineer of special projects for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., is joining the Project Arrow team, which is developing the first Canadian-made, zero-em...

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The man with the golden wrench: James Bond car engineer joins Canadian effort to build a Tesla north

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post May 6, 2021 “No one has built a Project Arrow before,” Flavio Volpe, APMA president, said. “And if you are going to take a moonshot, you better get some astronauts.” Aston...

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Ontario approaches Michigan about possibility of essential workers getting vaccinated stateside

May 5, 2021 Ontario’s proposal “reflects the fact that it’s in everyone’s best interest to arrange safe, predictable passage for critical staff and truck drivers who cross the border reg...

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Canada in a race to build the next best electric car battery

Jesse Tomas, Michael Edgar and Jack Baines, Capital Current May 3, 2021 This Capital Current podcast looks at the batteries this country will need to keep up and keep the cars running. Flavio Volpe, APMA presid...

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Weekend Business Feature: Project Arrow

Tim Dimopoulos, 680 News May 1-2, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the launch of Canada’s first zero-emission concept vehicle. Listen here.

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Soaring steel prices eat into company profits, drive up building costs — and possibly what consumers pay

CBC News Windsor April 28, 2021 Flavio Volpe, head of APMA, quoted on the consequences of a rising steel price on industry. “If you’re selling a sedan or an SUV right now, the last thing you’re goin...

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Budget 2021 steps up Canada’s assault on climate change

Max Fawcett, Canada’s National Observer April 21, 2021 Erin O’Toole said that the Liberal government didn’t “offer any solutions”. As it turned out, Chrystia Freeland’s first budge...

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Federal budget has billions for auto industry to tap into, and a luxury tax, too

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 19, 2021 The federal government plans to clean and green the Canadian auto industry through a number of measures and millions in spending introduced in its budget. Flav...