NGen Announces $40 Million Automotive Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Supercluster to invest up to $20 million in R&D projects for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles
Financial Post August 12, 2021 NGen will invest $20 million in projects with a 50% industry match resulting in $40 million of new innovation spending. “Canada is poised to chart a new path in zero-emissions, advanced technology automobiles of the future,” says Flavio Volpe, President of Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association. Read article here.
Arturo Chang, BNN Bloomberg July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the auto industry, trade tensions over car rules in the new NAFTA, as well as reasons to be optimistic about the auto industry’s outlook. Watch the interview and read the article here.
Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times July 12, 2021 The government announced a ‘mandatory target’ on June 29: that only zero-emission vehicles would be sold in Canada by 2035. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, weighs in on how the auto industry will play its part. See article below or read article here.
Dave Battagello, Windsor Star Jun 25, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufactures’ Association, discusses the exciting program announced by the Ontario government that will open new opportunities for underrepresented communities in auto manufacturing. Read article here.
Gabriel Friedman, The Financial Post June 16, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada, said for years the auto industry has been nearly impenetrable because a company had to prove it could produce at scale and quality. Now, with the shift to electric vehicles, everything is up in the air, […]
Michelle Maluske, CTV Windsor News May 11, 2021 This is the just latest wave of impact, from a shortage of microchips, felt by manufacturers around the world. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association agrees and says “We will likely see this wave for the next couple of quarters.” Read article here.
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 regularly,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, in a statement. Read the article here.
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 going to do in the middle of a pandemic is raise the price.” Read the full article here.
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 budget was filled with them. Flavio Volpe, the president APMA, says it’s “a game-changer for (the) Canadian zero-emissions vehicles business.” Read the budget piece here.
Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail April 14, 2021 APMA president Flavio Volpe said it makes sense to do “an honest assessment of what we could or could not reshore to Canada. If we honestly reflect: There probably are a few things we should and could look to do locally. It’s not always in our […]