Understanding the EV Shift – the challenges and opportunities of EV transition for auto parts workers

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Unifor will host a one-hour webinar Understanding the EV Shift – the challenges and opportunities of EV transition for auto parts workers on Thursday, September 30 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

The auto industry is undergoing a major transformation, moving away from traditional gas-powered vehicles to alternative power sources, like electricity. This shift is necessary to combat climate change, and is happening all over the world, including in Canada. For workers, this shift brings uncertainty, especially if mismanaged by governments.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are made from some of the same, but also many different (and fewer) parts than Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. What are the differences in EV and ICE design? What are the challenges Canadian parts workers can expect? Where are the opportunities? We’ve invited representatives of the Future of Canadian Automotive Labourforce (FOCAL) initiative to share their expertise:

  • Ken Delaney, Managing Director and Partner at Prism Economics and Analysis
  • Bassel Kazzaz, Director, Automotive Research and Market Intelligence at Automotive Policy Research Centre

Unifor members are encouraged to join this first exploratory session in Unifor’s “Understanding the EV Shift” webinar series.  All are welcome to attend, please click here to register.