The federally funded prototype program, led by the APMA, will draw components and techniques from round 55 Canadian producers
The Automotive Components Producers’ Affiliation of Canada (APMA) is hanging onto its blue-sky aspirations of at some point constructing an EV by the (Canadian) folks, for the (Canadian) folks, saying it’s on monitor to have a prototype of the Mission Arrow EV idea prepared for 2023.
Gunning for the title of the “first, unique, full-build, zero-emission idea car,” Mission Arrow was granted some momentum final yr through a $5-million money infusion courtesy of the federal coffers.
The venture started in 2021 with a design competitors that invited Canadian makers from coast to coast to contribute plans for components or techniques to be featured within the zero-emissions SUV.
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In accordance with the current replace supplied by APMA Chief Technical Officer Colin Dhillon and delivered to our consideration by Automotive Information, over 500 teams registered to participate within the venture, and round 55 of them will probably be chosen. Information of who will get to design what ought to comply with within the coming months.
“A few of the names there will probably be acquainted, others received’t,” mentioned Dhillon. “There’s a variety of new start-ups and medium- and small-sized enterprises which might be stepping up and offering some nice options.”
The plan is for a minimalistic and sensible SUV that features an inside with 4 seats and two 27-inch touchscreens, and storage underneath the entrance hood. You may get a extra detailed understanding of the venture by listening to APMA president Flavio Volpe’s dialog with Andrew McCredie on Driving’s Plugged-In Podcast final yr.
The Mission Arrow prototype is scheduled to make its worldwide debut in Las Vegas on the Shopper Electronics Present in January 2023, earlier than heading north to Canada’s personal main exhibits in Montreal and Toronto that spring.