Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

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 […]

Canada did better than the U.S. against the coronavirus, but now it’s lagging in vaccinations

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,” […]

Canadian auto-parts makers seek travel quarantine exemption for cross-border workers

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 […]

Windsor-Essex auto parts makers demand clarity after ‘essential’ border-crossing issues

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.

Canadians should remain on guard when it comes to trade under Biden

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 […]

What’s the ideal made for Canada vehicle?

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.  

China, Europe winning EV ‘battery arms race,’ House committee told

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 […]