If one word could sum up what Canada’s auto-industry experts expect to dominate in 2022, it’s “recovery.”
Recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery from a semiconductor shortage that’s hammering new-vehicle inventory.
Electric vehicles are also expected to propel the agenda this year as the industry lobbies the federal government to lay out a clear road map to its target of 100-per-cent EV sales in Canada by 2035. The key, however, is persuading U.S. President Joe Biden to detour around protectionist restrictions that pose an existential threat to the auto industry here.
Here are are the four biggest issues the Canadian auto industry faces right now: