Battery Boost: BASF makes moves towards EV production

Schwarzheide, Germany — BASF has broken ground with its new cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. “The investment is a major step for Germany and Schwarzheide,” said Peter Altmaier, federal minister for economic affairs and energy. The new plant for cathode active materials will be equipped with world-leading process technology and enable the […]

Influential Investment: WIN lands major investment from AkzoNobel

Nashville, Tennessee — AkzoNobel is doing its part in trying to make the end of 2020 a positive experience for the automotive industry. AkzoNobel has once again committed to the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) as their exclusive diamond sponsor. This sponsorship will support many of WIN’s initiatives including scholarships, the most influential women program, mentoring […]

Say Hello to Sunfire: Sherwin-Williams announces new refinish system

Cleveland, Ohio — Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced Thursday its newest refinish system, Sunfire PRO, earlier this week. Sunfire PRO is a solution for shops with everything from prep and specialty products to pigment-rich toners and high-performance primers. Sunfire PRO is outfitted with 33 toners and 20 pearls. With two basecoats qualities. “With this new system, […]

EV/AV Report: November 16, 2020

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the Canadian government invests to investigate barriers to widespread EV adoption, Bentley announces a battery-only future and Honda teases the “first” Level 3 autonomous vehicle, the Legend.  Charged-up chagrin The Government of Canada announced a $1 million investment to address barriers to electric vehicle […]

Super Safety: Two all-new Toyota electrified SUV models earn 2020 IIHS Safety Awards

Toronto, Ontario — Two all-new electrified Toyota SUVs have been recognized with safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the 2021 Venza makes its return to Toyota’s product lineup after a four-year hiatus and shares the same platform as the other award winner, […]