APMA Battery Tech Conference
May 5 - May 6
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada launched the first, original, full-build, zero-emission concept vehicle named Project Arrow. An all-Canadian effort, it will be designed, engineered and built through the joint efforts of our world-class automotive supply sector and post-secondary institutions. Answering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s call for a Zero-Emissions future by 2050, Project Arrow will bring together the best of the best of Canada’s electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected and autonomous and light-weight technology companies.
As the North American market enters a new automotive era that is driven by “ACES” (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared), Project Arrow is the Lighthouse Initiative that showcases the capability of Canada’s world-class automotive supply sector by bringing together Canada’s Tier 1 supply chain, auto-tech SMEs and academic institutions. Project Arrow builds on our auto sector’s successful, advanced manufacturing roots with a goal to establish a more value-added, technology-centred foundation that is ready to drive a new age of automotive.
Since Project Arrow’s launch in January 2020, Ford Canada, Stellantis and GM Canada have collectively announced over $4 Billion in investments to support EV manufacturing in Canada. Ford and Stellantis have announced that they will be bringing 6 light-duty passenger electric vehicle models to Canada and GM announced production for its Brightdrop Commercial EVs. A conservative estimate is that by 2025 Canada could start to see production of 200,000 EVs per year. Each EV will need a Battery.
In September 2020, Bloomberg NEF released the results of a global study that ranked Canada the #1 jurisdiction outside of Asia that has the capacity to deliver the complete value / supply chain of Batteries within its own borders. From cell development in BC, to battery tech and resource development in Ontario and Quebec, and world-leading research in Atlantic Canada. But at present, there is no manufacturing done to any significant scale and no National initiative that ties all this work together.
Will Canada be ready to meet the battery manufacturing challenge and scale as volumes grow?
Join the APMA and our ecosystem of thought leaders and experts as we showcase Canada’s ever-growing Battery Tech Innovation and Manufacturing leaders.