Canada-made EVs to qualify for tax credits in U.S., after all

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada July 28, 2022 New U.S. bill is littered with references to EV tax credits applied to North American vehicles. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, applauds the deal. Read article here.

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.

Inflation behind auto strikes and calls for wage hikes

David Kennedy, Automotive News Canada July 8, 2022 Flavio Volpe, APMA president, discusses the current labour dynamics in auto.  “You want to make sure your employees have a proper living wage. An employee that’s worried about the bills is not going to be good for business in any case.” Read article here.

Can U.S., Canada freely trade on autos as they do on compliments?

Automotive News Canada May 13, 2022 There is reason to be skeptical that a U.S. desire for shared goals with Canada will last. Flavio Volpe, head of the APMA, previously described the ‘Buy American’ policy as damaging for North America’s integrated auto industry. Read article here.