The goal of the Project Arrow program is to showcase the capabilities of Canadian auto suppliers. Volpe once called it a rolling business card for the Canadian auto industry.
More than 400 Canadian suppliers registered their interest in the project.
Among a host of other North American stops already planned for the concept vehicle’s 2023 tour are the Montreal International Auto Show and the Canadian International AutoShow.
So, why give industry a sneak peek?
“The vehicle is not meant for production. So, unlike an OEM program launch, we’re not trying to hide it,” Volpe said. “We’re going to reveal enough without scooping [the] final reveal set for CES.”
Volpe said the project remains on track and on budget.
“We remain on budget and on schedule, but we’re also not naive. We have contingencies on contingencies. But I’m confident we’re going to get there,” he said. “We’ve had a confident anxiety for two years now.”
So, how often do people ask for a glimpse of the vehicle currently being assembled at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ont.?
“Every single day, from all walks of life.”