Auto industry – Windsor Morning with Nav Nanwa

CBC June 6, 2022 The rapid EV rise is making headlines for the auto industry in southwestern Ontario. Most of it is good news, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada.  Listen here.

EV Battery Questions

The Shift with Patty Handysides, AM800  May 4, 2022 We’ve secured an electric vehicle battery plant for Windsor. We’ve secured more research and development facilities for electric vehicles. With all these investments, Flavio Volpe, APMA president, explains all things batteries. Listen here.

Ontario, federal government set to unveil support for Windsor battery plant 

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail March 22, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, would not share details of the battery announcement. He said while it follows several multibillion-dollar battery plants launched in the U.S., it’s a vote of confidence in Canada’s role in the rising electric-car industry.  Read article here.

Unifor officials remain confident of Ford’s future in Windsor

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2021 “The real question is where does Windsor fit in Ford’s powertrain future? I don’t see a negative answer to that.” says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.

Special Interview with Flavio Volpe of APMA

Jon Liedtke, Rose City Politics March 20, 2021 In this special interview, Jon chats with Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association President Flavio Volpe about the industry’s COVID-19 response, Project Arrow and its Windsor connections. Listen to the special interview here.

Windsor pursuing $2B battery plant that would employ 2,000

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 […]

Cybersecurity centre for self-driving vehicles heads to University of Windsor

CBC Windsor January 29, 2021 The University of Windsor will be the site of Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats Centre tackles infrastructure and data security around autonomous vehicles. This week, the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) partnered with the centre to help guide and inform its research. APMA president Flavio Volpe said the […]

Unifor seeks new models for Windsor FCA minivan plant

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 28, 2020 Unifor wants as many as two new models to be built alongside the minivans at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor, Ont., assembly plant, where one of three shifts was recently cut amid shrinking sales in the segment. Unifor will also push FCA for clarity on its plans for […]