APMA’s latest contest designed for 6 million disabled Canadians

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada July 25, 2022 The idea to design and build an all-Canadian, electric, autonomous vehicle to showcase the country’s automotive talents has spun off an additional annual design contest called the Project Arrow Annual Mobility Design Competition. Read article here.

Belgian battery company announces $1.5-billion investment in Ontario

Gabriel Friedman, Financial Post July 13, 2022 Battery supply chain plant near Kingston, Ont., getting significant government financial support. “A more powerful battery absolutely changes the way the (auto) industry designs and positions products,” said Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president. Read article here.

Ontario, federal government set to unveil support for Windsor battery plant 

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail March 22, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, would not share details of the battery announcement. He said while it follows several multibillion-dollar battery plants launched in the U.S., it’s a vote of confidence in Canada’s role in the rising electric-car industry.  Read article here.

Ottawa and Ontario to invest in electric vehicle battery plant

Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star March 22, 2022 Locating the plant in Ontario raises the odds of building more electric vehicles in the province as car companies speed their transition from internal combustion engines, said Flavio Volpe of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.