Canada is spoiled for advantages: technology, minerals, scientists, manufacturers and markets. Across nearly 10 million square kilometres, this country has all the ingredients needed to build out a leading global EV battery supply chain. It’s a recipe for success, but it will require cooperation, collaboration and a national commitment to excellence to get there — fast.
It’s important to act on EV battery development now, because without a national strategy Canada is “lagging behind [and] left in the dust,” said Daniel Breton, CEO of Electric Mobility Canada. “We have to act.”