Dream of autonomous vehicles crashes into reality of driving challenges

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star August 31, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses AV tech, the prospects for rollout and what we should all be looking for. “It’s the role of the regulators to dictate safety and boundaries. An innovator obsessed with boundaries never reaches them.”  Read article here.

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.

Ottawa invests $5 million to build all-Canadian zero-emissions concept car’

Christine Dobby, Toronto Star August 11, 2021 The federal government will invest $5 million in Project Arrow, an initiative of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association aimed at creating the country’s first all-Canadian zero-emissions vehicle and showcasing domestic technologies to global automakers around the world. Read article here.

Semiconductor chip shortage continues

Patty Handysides, The Afternoon News, AM800 August 6, 2021 Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the semiconductor chip shortage that continues causing havoc in the auto industry. Listen here.

Global chip shortage

Dave Trafford for Moore In The Morning, NEWSTALK1010 August 4, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the APMA, discusses GM shutting down several of its truck assembly plants owing to the global chip shortage, including extended downtime at its Ingersoll, Ontario plant through the weeks of Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. 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.

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. […]