Dream of autonomous vehicles crashes into reality of driving challenges

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star August 31, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses AV tech, the prospects for rollout and what we should all be looking for. “It’s the role of the regulators to dictate safety and boundaries. An innovator obsessed with boundaries never reaches them.”  Read article here.

Avoiding Canada’s EV resource curse

Danielle Myles, FDI Intelligence August 27, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, discusses the auto and battery supply chain now that Ontario has drawn record investment in electric vehicles and wants in on the battery race. He also discusses Project Arrow, the 100%-Canadian concept EV. “We have all the elements in place to lead […]

NGen Announces $40 Million Automotive Zero-Emissions Manufacturing Challenge Supercluster to invest up to $20 million in R&D projects for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles

Financial Post August 12, 2021 NGen will invest $20 million in projects with a 50% industry match resulting in $40 million of new innovation spending. “Canada is poised to chart a new path in zero-emissions, advanced technology automobiles of the future,” says Flavio Volpe, President of Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association.  Read article here.

How does the federal government get Canadians to buy only ZEVs by 2035?

Kelly Taylor, Automotive News Canada July 26, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), said “there’s a long shadow between intent and execution,” but the government’s accelerated ZEV timeline was expected. Read article here.

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.

Bottleneck in car charging stations

Kathie McMann and Patty Handysides, AM800: The Afternoon News July 7, 2021 As more car companies put absolute dates on getting into electric vehicles, or even completely changing over to EV’s, the issue of charging the vehicles is getting louder. How do we avoid a bottleneck in car charging? Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, […]

Challenges, concerns as Canada eyes 2035 ban on gas-powered vehicle sales

Dave Waddel, Windsor Star July 2, 2021 The federal government’s intention to ban sales of new gas-powered light vehicles in 2035 has the 1,700 employees at Ford’s two Windsor engine plants nervous about their future. Ottawa must work with industry to achieve an all-electric automotive future, says Flavio Volpe of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. […]