Autoline This Week 2508, Autoline Network March 12, 2021 A year ago, the future of the Canadian auto industry looked doubtful. But then GM, Ford and Stellantis announced billions of dollars in investments to make electric cars there. Flavio Volpe, Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is featured on this panel discussing Canada’s super future with […]
Amanda Coletta, The Washington Post March 11, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the border restrictions have made it difficult for technical specialists to set up production lines and executives to strike deals because Canadian border agents don’t always recognize their travel as “essential.” “Being three months behind is material,” […]
Peter Shurman, 640 Toronto March 9, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses issues with border restrictions and the need for smarter border treatment of essential business travel. Listen here (@ 24:56).
Stephen Chase, The Globe and Mail March 9, 2021 Auto-parts makers say their employees are facing increasing difficulties crossing the Canada-U.S. border, with many being ordered into quarantine after essential travel. The sector is asking Ottawa to allow their travelling executives and staff to be designated as essential business workers so they can avoid such […]
Rich Garton, CTV News Windsor March 9, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president, describes the consequences of not giving clear instructions to border guards on essential travel. “That’s not essential. You could have zoomed that,’” says Volpe, “I don’t know how you zoom a production line.” Read the full article here.
Vying for Canada’s flagship battery manufacturing facility: proposals brewing in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario
Emma Jarratt, Electric Autonomy Canada March 5, 2021 Canada’s potential hockey stick moment in the electric mobility supply chain is coming to a head. We examine the critical role battery manufacturing plays and why it should be a priority. President of the APMA, Flavio Volpe, discusses what needs to happen for Canada to crystallize as […]
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada February 25, 2021 After four years marked by tariff threats, trade fights and vitriolic tweets from Donald Trump, the administration of President Joe Biden is expected to bring more stability to trade relations with the United States. But those in the Canadian auto industry who hope the United States will […]
Charles Adler Tonight February 23, 2021 Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President, discusses the ideal Canadian car for a Canadian winter and the APMA’s Project Arrow. Listen below.
Carl Meyer, Ottawa Insider February 23rd 2021 The House of Commons natural resources committee has embarked on a study of “critical minerals” in Canada — a term referring to the raw materials like lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, aluminum and copper that go into making lithium-ion batteries, the standard workhorse of the electric vehicle (EV) and […]
Doug Firby, Special to The Globe and Mail February 23, 2021 As much as having “world cars” – built on common platforms for markets everywhere – makes economic sense, there is one big drawback: None is designed specifically for the extremes of Canada. The world car, in other words, will always be a compromise in […]