Friday Fun: FCA CEO says electric vehicles are bad for the environment

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, says electric vehicles are more of a danger to the environment than gas-burning vehicles. He notes that the entire environmental cost must be taken into consideration, including mining for the rare earths needed to make the batteries and the fossil fuels often burned to generate electricity.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — October 12, 2017 — In this week’s edition of Friday Fun, a wave of accidents in the Greater Toronto Area prompt a police warning, a letter in BC sets the record straight on ICBC cost claims, Sergio Marchionne of FCA says electric cars are less of a savior and […]

Collision Edge says new Estimating Kit helps improve estimating profitability

Collision Edge Estimating Kit

By Tom Davis Newnan, Georgia — October 12, 2017 — Georgia-based Collision Edge is a family owned business focused on solving problems for Body Shops. The company has launched a series of products that will help bodyshops in the collision repair industry better document collision damage. The standard practice of estimating for many bodyshops is […]

Kobe Steel falsified data for metals supplied to OEMs

Kobe Steel Chairman

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — October 12, 2017 — Kobe Steel has announced that its aluminum and copper business has supplied thousands of tons of materials to OEMs that did not meet the required specifications. The company, which is based in Japan, said that data in inspection certificates had been “improperly rewritten” for 19,300 […]

Collision repair and the technology of tomorrow

Ken Boylan

By Tom Davis Las Vegas, Nevada — October 12, 2017 — The automotive industry and the materials it uses are ever-evolving, but how can collision repair shops stay ahead of the curve and ready themselves for new innovations? Ken Boylan, Global Training Manager at Chief Automotive Technologies, will look at the latest cutting-edge technologies in […]