AAH #631 – Canada’s Top Secret Project To Make EVs

January 19th, 2023 at 3:01pm

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Flavio Volpe, President, Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association

They call it Project Arrow, and it’s a showcase of Canadian technology to make electric vehicles. Some of that tech is truly groundbreaking. Up to now the project has been kind of hush-hush, but Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association, is here to tell us all about it. Renown EV auto journalist John Voelker is also on the show.

John Voelcker, Car and Driver
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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4 Comments to “AAH #631 – Canada’s Top Secret Project To Make EVs”

  1. Barry Rector Says:

    Awesome show! Thanks!!!

  2. Nc Says:

    You have several topics for future shows. Number one is charging, when, how, how fast, . Tom, at “state of charge “ is a great resource. Just like we had different octane levels and had to know which car engine takes which level. And the you add flex fuel. Please do a show of how much money industry spent to develop, make and market flex fuel vs how many gallons they actually sold. And how many gallons today. My guess is that it is almost zero today.

  3. George Ricci Says:

    John, I am totally shocked at GM’s sloowwww rollout of the Hummer and Lyric. You know the exact numbers, but I am going to guess only 3,000 Hummers and less than 1,000 Lyric’s. In 2022, a total of 38,120 Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV were delivered to customers in the US. I know someone with an older Bolt who has to wait until Q3 for a new battery and it’s driving them crazy because of the reduced charging level only gives them 80 miles range.

    So where are all the batteries that LG Chem is making going? I was thinking maybe to Brightdrop for delivery vehicles being sold to FedEx and Walmart.

    Today’s AAH was great as it was the first time, I have heard of how long it takes to get battery factory to full production (5 years). That means that every major vehicle company needed to start years ago building battery plants in partnership with battery manufactures. So, is this the real reason for the slow production of Hummer and Lyric? Companies like Rivin and others are in deep trouble!

  4. Uncle Bob Says:

    Good for our Canadian neighbors!

    Similarly, I want a 100% USA-made car, from a USA company, all materials and manufacturing done here. GM? Ford?

    ..or would some Tesla models achieve that standard?