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.

Flavio Volpe joins Good Mornings with Bilal Vakani

Good Mornings with Bilal Vakani, Canada Talks, SiriusXM channel 167 July 13, 2021 Flavio Volpe (President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association Canada) discusses the governments new ZEV mandate for 2035, Project Arrow & more. Listen 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.

Bottleneck in car charging stations

Kathie McMann and Patty Handysides, AM800: The Afternoon News July 7, 2021 As more car companies put absolute dates on getting into electric vehicles, or even completely changing over to EV’s, the issue of charging the vehicles is getting louder. How do we avoid a bottleneck in car charging? Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, […]

Challenges, concerns as Canada eyes 2035 ban on gas-powered vehicle sales

Dave Waddel, Windsor Star July 2, 2021 The federal government’s intention to ban sales of new gas-powered light vehicles in 2035 has the 1,700 employees at Ford’s two Windsor engine plants nervous about their future. Ottawa must work with industry to achieve an all-electric automotive future, says Flavio Volpe of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. […]

Canada Conversations: Flavio Volpe: ‘We can be the battery capital of North America’

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada June 25, 2021 It’s been a bumpy first year under the new USMCA trade pact, but Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe says that deal and Canada’s natural resources gives Canada “a little bit more leverage” in the global auto market. Flavio also discusses the status of Project Arrow. […]

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, […]