Earlier this year Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) announced the development of the Project Arrow electric vehicle. And now, the electric vehicle will be on display during the annual conference on October 19.
The Project Arrow is an all-electric vehicle complete with an advanced autonomous drive system. More than 400 people have expressed interest in the project. Project Arrow will also go on public display at CES in January 2023.
Flavio Volpe, president of the Association of Automotive Part Manufacturers, said Project Arrow might not fully launch on October 19 and at this point, it’s nothing more than a chassis and body. At the 19 October event, APMA wanted to show the progress that has been made on the project.
“We think there’s a lot of interest to see the progress,” Volpe said. “And, we can also show that that is what we say. This is not a clay model or a science experiment. It is completely put together with no shortcuts. It will be in the advanced assembly stage. It will not walk. We’ll be a little guarded. You will be able to see it from a respectable distance.”
The Canadian government invested $3.9 million in APMA’s Project Arrow. Project Arrow uses an advanced 3D printed polymer chassis and the engineering phase of the project will be completed by December 2022.
“The vehicle was not intended for production. So, unlike the launch of the OEM program, we are not trying to hide it,” added Volpe. “We are still on budget and on schedule, but we are also not naive. We have contingencies on contingencies. But I’m sure we’ll get there. We have confident anxiety for two years now. ”