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Plant: EV future takes centre stage

by Mario Cywinski   

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The EV Innovation and Technology Conference 2023 took place at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation on the campus of Humber College.

Photo: Mario Cywinski.

It brought together the industry to look at and move forward the electric vehicle manufacturing space in Canada.

Industry heavyweights were on hand to discuss how to move forward. Vehicle manufacturers were represented by Marissa West, President and Managing Director, GM Canada, and Jean Marc Leclerc, President and CEO, Honda Canada; parts suppliers by Linda Hasenfratz, Executive Chairman and CEO, Linamar Corporation, and Ahmed Elganzouri, Sustainability Director, Magna International Inc.; The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, represented the Government of Ontario, while representatives from associations, unions, suppliers, and others we also on hands.

“NGen partnered with Electric Autonomy to host the largest conference of EV specialists that has been held in Canada to date – and it is only the beginning,” said Jayson Myers, CEO, NGen. “It brought together industry leaders from across the EV value chain to discuss the future of the industry and what needs to be done to address the significant innovation and skills challenges that still lie ahead. Two key themes emerged – the importance of collaboration and the need to move fast to take advantage of the changes that are transforming the auto industry worldwide.

This article originally featured in Plant. Read the full version here.



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