The APMA has brought together more than 50 Canadian manufacturers to build Project Arrow, the first Canadian-made zero-emissions concept vehicle. PHOTO courtesy APMA.
The Canadian unveiling of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) Project Arrow, the first Canadian-made zero-emissions concept vehicle, took place at the Canadian International AutoShow.
Project Arrow, which has received more than $5 million in support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, is an example of Canadian collaboration and manufacturing expertise.
APMA is showing the world what Canada can achieve by bringing together over 50 Canadian manufacturers to build the concept vehicle. It will now be available for the automobile sector to study and connect with the companies that built it.
“In 2019, the Prime Minister dared us to imagine Canada’s net zero mobility future. Through the generous support of partners like FedDev Ontario, we were able to prove that Canada can offer a complete, globally relevant mobility solution to the world,” said Flavio Volpe, President, APMA.
Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, visited the new Electric Vehicle (EV) exhibit, Electric City, at the AutoShow. Tassi used the occasion to also announce $1.5 million in support for Myant Inc., which provided knitted sensors and actuators into the fabric of Project Arrow’s steering wheel, enabling it to measure vital signs and display readings to warn of any potential medical situation.
The AutoShow has been Canada’s largest celebration of the automobile industry for 50 years, welcoming more than 330,000 visitors annually. The show returns from a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic and is bringing together manufacturers, part suppliers, auto enthusiasts and experts.