Canada's zero-emission vehicle unveiled in Las Vegas
The unveiling of Project Arrow in Las Vegas is the culmination of three years of work by Canadian auto parts manufacturers and universities.
The first electric vehicle designed entirely in Canada was unveiled in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the most important trade shows in technology.
It's exactly as we imagined it. Everything went according to plan, on budget and on time, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada.
Project Arrow is the work of some 50 automotive parts manufacturers and Canadian universities. The prototype was designed and built over the past three years with provincial and federal government grants totaling nearly $7 million.
One of the hubcaps, during a presentation of the vehicle in 2022.
Ettractive's chief technician who participated in the project, Pat Troy, is in Nevada for the event. Being at the heart of this world-class event helps my company and other manufacturers promote their products to the public. It helps my company grow, says Pat Troy.
About one-third of the 50 or so manufacturers who helped develop the vehicle have facilities in the Windsor area, in Ontario, like Ettractive.
Project Arrow is an example of Canadian expertise in electric cars.
No production or sale of the vehicle is planned at this time. The project serves to showcase Canadian expertise in building electric cars.
Project Arrow remains on display at CES for a few more days, then will be presented at the Auto Show in Toronto starting February 15.