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. […]

Charging up for the EV boom

What On Earth with Laura Lynch, CBC May 30, 2021 Electric vehicles are booming, sparking a new ‘gold rush’ as Canada vies to become a key player in the supply chain. Flavio Volpe, head of APMA, discusses EVs, Project Arrow, and the challenges and the opportunities for Canada. Listen here (8:35).

Windsor assembly plant shutdown shows need for made in Canada solution

Zander Broeckel, AM800’s The Afternoon News May 12, 2021 The president of the Automotive Parts Manufactures Association says the supply chain issue caused by the pandemic has hit all auto makers hard with many halting or scaling back production for the past few months as they wait for chips to arrive from China. Read article […]

Canada in a race to build the next best electric car battery

Jesse Tomas, Michael Edgar and Jack Baines, Capital Current May 3, 2021 This Capital Current podcast looks at the batteries this country will need to keep up and keep the cars running. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, says “We aren’t relying on your patriotism to make our businesses work, you’re smart & mobile, you’ll just go […]