Spotlight on EV Supply Chains
Jeff Dahn / Professor, Dalhousie University
Narayan Kar / Professor and Founder - University of Windsor’s Centre for Hybrid and Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE)
Eric Desaulniers / President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite
Lauren Tedesco / Vice-President, Learning and Development, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA)
Canada is the only country in the Western hemisphere that has all of the minerals needed to manufacture EV batteries. This, combined with our strong R&D ecosystem, leading researchers and a strong manufacturing capacity, places Canada in a strong position to build our own supply chains for electric vehicles.
If Canada does not seize on this opportunity, it could have dire consequences. To understand how the country can build out reliable supply chains to keep our EV manufacturing capacity within the country, we spoke to four experts from across the electric vehicle industry.
- A local supply chain for electric vehicle components is necessary for Canada to become a major producer of EVs.
- The automotive industry needs to attract, train and retrain talent to usher in the next generation of the automotive workforce focused on EV production.
- Canada has a great advantage in having the critical minerals necessary for producing electric vehicles.
- Creating a local battery minerals supply chain will help Canadian companies avoid high expenses and delays.
Watch and Read the Experts’ Full Interviews:
Canada's Lithium-Ion Battery Potential Jeff Dahn Professor, Dalhousie University “There are a lot of Canadian startups in lithium-ion battery R&D.” Creating a Local EV Supply Chain in Canada Narayan Kar Professor and Founder - University of Windsor’s Centre for Hybrid and Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) “Canada has a good reserve of critical minerals.” Growing the Battery Materials Supply Chain in Canada Eric Desaulniers President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite "It takes nine years to develop a battery mineral supply chain.” The Canadian Auto Manufacturing Workforce's Evolution Lauren Tedesco Vice-President, Learning and Development, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) “There will be more highly paid and high-quality jobs in the automotive sector.”
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