Canada is urging Japanese companies to invest in the development of critical minerals for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, aligning with a bilateral agreement that could facilitate the sale of Japanese EVs in the US. Canada's ambassador to Japan, Ian McKay, sees Japan as the biggest EV battery opportunity for Canada in the next 50 years, with global demand for electric cars rising to reduce carbon emissions. This move supports efforts to build sustainable and reliable global supply chains for EVs and batteries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the news about?
A: The news is about an envoy urging Japan to invest in an electric vehicle (EV) battery project with Canada.
Q: Who is urging Japan to invest?
A: An envoy is urging Japan to invest in the EV battery project with Canada.
Q: What is the purpose of the project?
A: The purpose of the project is to strengthen electric vehicle batteries.
Q: When did the Japanese and Canadian officials sign a memorandum of cooperation?
A: The Japanese and Canadian officials signed a memorandum of cooperation on September 21.
Q: Where did the signing of the memorandum of cooperation take place?
A: The signing of the memorandum of cooperation took place in Ottawa.