A unique industry-led initiative by automotive parts suppliers aims within two years to build a zero-emissions concept car comprised entirely of parts made in Canada. Project Arrow will highlight Canadian automotive design, engineering, ingenuity and manufacturing, reports industry publication Automotive News Canada. The project is a “beacon” designed to attract customers to Canada’s auto industry, said Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Canada has been building cars and automotive parts for 110 years, he said, and the project will show Canada’s industry is “as leading-edge as the Germans and the Japanese, Americans and Koreans, and we think as creatively as the Chinese.” Project Arrow will have no budget constraints and will be fulfilled without accepting any federal government subsidies, Volpe said.
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada plans to build a concept car to show how capable the industry is. The Karma display vehicle at the recent CES show in Las Vegas, pictured, has some of that technology.