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Vehicle manufacturers are investing hundreds of billions of dollars into electrification. There are more than 40 EV models available to Canadians today, with over 120 new models coming to market by 2023, giving drivers access to an increasingly wide range of vehicles to suit every need. For Canada to become a leader in electric vehicle adoption more incentives, charging infrastructure, education and collaboration with industry is required.
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CVMA member companies produce vehicles and components in Canada as part of the highly integrated North American value chain, providing quality jobs for over 500,000 Canadians. Canada’s auto industry was built on trade commencing with the 1965 Auto Pact, the principles of which were entrenched the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
Data privacy and cybersecurity are integral to the deployment of new vehicle technologies, including connected vehicles and automated vehicle technologies. CVMA supports a data privacy framework aligned across jurisdictions that allows for privacy protection and product innovation to improve vehicle safety, security and driver services.
The rise in vehicle theft in Canada is concerning and CVMA member companies take the issue very seriously. Vehicle theft is rooted in organised crime groups that are increasingly active in Canada where the risk of prosecution is low and the financial reward is high. The most effective way to deter vehicle theft is to eliminate the stolen vehicle market and the movement of stolen vehicles through Canada’s ports.
Canadian automotive manufacturing and its supply chain have been built on almost 60 years of deep integration with the U.S. First with the Auto Pact, later the Canada-U.S. bilateral agreement on trade, then under NAFTA and now the pending CUSMA. The resultant economies of scale have enormous positive benefits for Canadian consumers, their safety and the environment. Maintaining North American regulatory alignment, first within the North American trade block and ultimately, moving toward global harmonization is increasingly important.