One-of-a-kind Project Arrow vehicle on display in North BayAugust 16, 2023
First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle Designed and Built in Ontario is touring the North
NORTH BAY – Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing proudly welcomed the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) and Project Arrow to North Bay. Project Arrow, the first all-Canadian zero-emission connected vehicle, was designed and built in Ontario. As part of their Northern Ontario tour, the APMA visited Canadore College to showcase Ontario’s cutting-edge world-class automotive capabilities.
“Part of growing our end-to-end automotive supply chain is ensuring that Ontario companies have the opportunity to innovate,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Project Arrow showcases the best of Ontario’s automotive, EV and technology sectors and the mineral wealth we have to support them. Our government is proud to have invested in this innovative project.”
With $1.8 million in funding from the province through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), the APMA led the development of Project Arrow in Oshawa at the Automotive Centre of Excellence. More than 58 national industry partners collaborated to design and build Project Arrow, which was unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest and most influential technology events in the world.
Through OVIN, the government is investing $56.4 million over four years to accelerate the development of next generation electric, connected and autonomous vehicle and mobility technologies. This is one of many initiatives in our government’s long-term plan to build a stronger Ontario and create new opportunities for workers, miners and businesses across the province.
- Over the past three years, Ontario has attracted over $25 billion in auto and EV battery related investments, the most of any jurisdiction in North America.
- Ontario is the only jurisdiction in North America where five major automakers (Honda, Toyota, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis), as well as truck manufacturer Hino) build vehicles.
- Ontario’s auto supply chain comprises over 700 parts firms, over 500 tool, die and mold makers, and over 400 connected and autonomous companies.
- Vehicle assembly and auto parts production directly supports nearly 100,000 workers in Ontario, as well as hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs throughout the province.
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