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Another “Arrow” project of which Canadians can be proud

January 5, 2023  By Anthony Capkun



January 5, 2023 – Project Arrow—the first all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle—was unveiled today at the Consumer Electronics Show.

“The unveiling of Project Arrow, the first all-Canadian concept vehicle, is a historic milestone that showcases the best of Ontario’s automotive and technology sectors,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Our government is proud to support this innovative project and the continued collaboration between industry partners.”

Designed and built in Ontario, Project Arrow makes use of the province’s “complete end-to-end automotive supply chain”, says the ministry, and demonstrates the province’s “world-class automotive capabilities and innovation on a global stage”.

With funding and support from the Ontario government through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association led the development of Project Arrow at the Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa.

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Over the course of the project, 58 Canadian industry partners came together to design and build a revolutionary prototype vehicle.

“The Ontario government challenged us to build this vehicle, and they were the first to support us when we launched Project Arrow,” said Flavio Volpe, president, APMA. “This investment is just another part of this government’s incredible and unprecedented commitment to Ontario’s automotive industry.”

Through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, the province is investing $56.4 million over four years to accelerate the development of next-generation electric, connected and autonomous vehicle and mobility technologies.

Project Arrow is a true testament to Canadian ingenuity, hard work, and determination,” said Raed Kadri, Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network at the Ontario Centre of Innovation. “We are cementing on the international stage that Ontario and Canada’s technology, innovation and manufacturing capabilities are world-class and second to none. OVIN and OCI are proud to play an important role in this vision.”


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