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.

Why auto parts suppliers could be set for ‘roaring comeback’

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.

Feds’ 2035 green cars promise leaves unanswered questions, say auto associations

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.

Provincial government bolsters funding to train new auto workers

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.

Biggest shakeup in auto industry’s history chance for Canada to climb on top

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, […]

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 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.