EV/AV Report: December 20, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Rivian plans to build a $5 billion assembly plant in Georgia, Mercedes-Benz integrates with Hydro-Québec to improve charging options and GM’s BrightDrop delivered its first five EV delivery trucks to FedEx. Rivian went down to Georgia Rivian has a $5 billion plan for the […]

Self-driving shuttle crashes in Whitby, Ont., operator in critical condition

Whitby, Ontario — A self-driving shuttle bus crashed into a tree in Whitby, Ontario, Thursday afternoon, sending the vehicle’s operator to a nearby trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. Durham Regional Police said the collision happened around 4 p.m. along the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) Shuttle route, which circles a six-kilometre route near the city’s […]

Welcomes of the Week: CARSTAR Thornhill

Thornhill, Ontario — CARSTAR announced the addition of CARSTAR Thornhill to its network earlier this week. Alan Shek, owner of CARSTAR Thornhill, has always had an affinity for the automotive industry, said CARSTAR, starting from an early age with a keen interest in mobile electronics and import performance car modifications. He then used this experience […]

Uh Oh, Omicron: Toronto and Montreal auto shows cancel 2022 events

Toronto, Ontario — …And with nary a second glance, COVID’s cruel hand cleans the slate—the Canadian (Toronto) and Montreal International Auto Shows have been cancelled. COVID-19 cases are steadily back on the rise thanks to the new Omicron variant and governments in Ontario and Quebec are scrambling to set new rules ahead of the new […]

Wind In Your Shins: Jeep unveils sketches teasing ‘donut door’ designs

Toronto, Ontario — Jeep appears to be toying with some tasty new design patents, as the Stellantis-based automaker released some sketches this week, featuring a Jeep sporting “donut doors”. Jeep filed patents for the experimental transparent half-door design back in 2017, which prior to the release of the sketches, had only been seen on prototype […]

Wish List: Top 10 holiday gift ideas for your collision repair facility

By Venessa di Vito, Auto+ Performance Original article available here Christmas is that one holiday that is supposed to be full of everything magical, cheery, and bright. But, to some, it can also be one of the most stressful and difficult times of the year. Trust us, we understand. Between a fluctuation in store hours […]