Building on more than a century of automotive manufacturing, Canada helps drive the world’s automotive future. Canada’s automotive industry offers well-established, reliable supply chains and easy access to global markets.
Ranked among the top 20 vehicle-producing countries in the world, Canada is home to breakthrough advances in battery electric vehicle (EV), fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology.
Canadian automotive leadership
As cities around the world transition public transportation to zero-emission vehicles, Canada is at the forefront of the green public transit movement.
Some of the world’s top electric bus manufacturers can be found in Canada, including Green Motor Power Company, Lion Electric, New Flyer and Nova Bus. The Government of Canada has pledged to put 5,000 zero-emission buses and 5,000 electric charging stations on the road by 2025.
Canada is a leader in government-funded AV pilot projects and industry partnerships. With growing support from government and industry partners, opportunities for investment continue to increase.
Ottawa is the first city in Canada to launch testing of an on-street autonomous vehicle that communicates with live city infrastructure. This partnership between Blackberry QNX, the City of Ottawa, researchers, academics and economic development organizations is just one example of Canadian AV innovation.
Global companies are investing in EV opportunities in Canada, including manufacturing of EV batteries and fuel cells, electric vehicles, EV parts, and cathodes and anodes. Canada has all the minerals needed to manufacture EV batteries and offers an end-to-end supply chain for electric vehicles.
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