Jesse Tomas, Michael Edgar and Jack Baines, Capital Current May 3, 2021 This Capital Current podcast looks at the batteries this country will need to keep up and keep the cars running. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, says “We aren’t relying on your patriotism to make our businesses work, you’re smart & mobile, you’ll just go […]
Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post April 7, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association President Flavio Volpe speaks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the accelerating shift to e-vehicles. Watch here.
Chris Ensing, CBC News March 25, 2021 A pair of projects that aim to transform how Canada competes globally in the automobility industry have collided in the birthplace of the country’s auto industry: Windsor. There is now a digital twin of the Project Arrow vehicle, a zero-emission Canadian made concept vehicle spearheaded by the Automotive […]
‘Demand is growing and growing fast’: Quebec electric vehicle company gets help to build $185 million battery assembly plant
Gabriel Friedman, Financial Post March 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, head of the APMA, discusses the exciting Lion Electric announcement in Quebec. “While Ontario has always been and will continue to be the beating heart of the auto sector of Canada, Quebec is coming back with a vengeance,” said Volpe. Read the full article here.
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 […]
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 […]
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle battery plant. The Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) this week submitted to the unnamed company a proposal aimed at securing a factory that would […]
Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanced Canadian effort to date to secure the country’s first such facility. The proposal, submitted this week, is for a proposed $2-billion plant that […]
Stephanie Dubois, CBC News February 25, 2021 Canada could be part of battery supply chain, innovation happening around EVs. This week’s meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden was a signal of momentum for electric vehicles that those in Canada’s industry have been waiting for. In the roadmap released following the […]
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 […]