Bolt Mobility Secures Strategic Investment From Ram Charan

The partnership will accelerate transportation sustainability across the globe. MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bolt Mobility (Bolt), a technology-focused transportation solutions company, known for its leadership in sustainability, today announced an investment from India’s Ram Charan Company. The undisclosed investment will be used to propel transportation sustainability efforts by bringing cutting-edge solid state battery technology; energy-efficient, metal-like plastics made […]

PACCAR Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers in North America

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PACCAR utilizes its comprehensive Supplier Performance Management program (SPM) to evaluate supplier performance in the areas of product development, operations and aftermarket support, and alignment with PACCAR’s key business objectives. Each year, PACCAR recognizes its top performing suppliers in the SPM program. This honor is given to suppliers that reach the SPM Master, […]

Carbon and Lightning: Ford to form two ‘distinct units’, split EV and gas

Dearborn, Michigan – On Mar. 2, Ford announced their intent to split the company into two units. The Ford Model e division would focus on electrical vehicles (EVs) while the Ford Blue division specializes in carbon-producing internal combustion vehicles. In their press release, these divisions would operate as distinct businesses, but continue to share their […]

Welcomes of the Week: CARSTAR Brockville

Brockville, Ontario — CARSTAR has announced the opening of its latest facility, CARSTAR Brockville South, located at 1884 Highway #2 E, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5T1. Arnold Dixon, the owner of CARSTAR Brockville South, has been a part of the CARSTAR family since 2007; the new location is Dixon’s fifth, and second location in Brockville, Ont. […]

Pilfered Pick-ups: Windsor auto theft rises 25 percent in 2021

Windsor, Ontario – Data from the Windsor Police Service says that auto theft in the region rose considerably in 2021, with police reporting 846 motor vehicle thefts and attempts, compared to 676 in 2020, marking an increase of 25.1 percent. The most common methods of theft include breaking and entering into businesses or homes for […]

EV/AV Report: March 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Honda and Sony partner to create more electrically integrated vehicles, charging pads installed across Gothenberg and KIA announces a line-up of 14 battery electric vehicles by 2030. Tech-driven With oil prices rising across Canada, the demand for electric vehicles is all but growing, contributing to the birth of […]

New Driver, Caution: self-driving Teslas in Canada by Feb. 25, says Musk

UPDATE: As of March 14, 2022, Drive Tesla Canada reports there have been no known Full Self-Driving beta downloads in Canada. Toronto, Ontario — Elon Musk confirmed that 60 self-driving cars in Canada were being tested by Feb. 25, marking the first expansion of Tesla’s self-driving beta outside the United States. “Hoping to go wider […]

Save the Date: CCIF Montréal to take place June 2-3

Montréal, Québec — Mark your calendars, members of Canada’s aftermarket. The first in-person Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) is scheduled to take place from June 2 through June 3 at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. CCIF Montréal will feature an industry workshop on June 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a networking […]

Carbon Closure: No fossil-fueled vehicles built at GM Ingersoll after April

Ingersoll, Ontario – The last Chevy Equinox is scheduled for completion on April 29, making it the last fossil-fuel-dependent vehicle to be assembled at Ingersoll’s CAMI Assembly Plant. UNIFOR Local 88, the union representing workers at GM CAMI Assembly says this is a milestone for the hundreds of employees who worked at the plant for […]