EV/AV Report: May 2, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Statistics Canada says zero-emissions vehicle represented just over six percent of Canada’s overall vehicle registrations for Q4 2021; General Motors partners with a Toronto company in the name of driverless tech and Vancouver Island gets it first hydrogen-fuelling station. Six percent celebration It appears […]

All Star Acquisition: Driven Brands acquires U.S.-based All Star Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina — Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of U.S.-based auto glass repair chain, All Star Glass, on Friday. It was 40 years ago Sam Scharaga founded All Star Glass, a company that would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that […]

Cancelled Dates: ICBC license decals no longer required as of May 1

Victoria, British Columbia — Starting tomorrow, May 1, B.C. drivers no longer need to display license decals showing the month and day their insurance is coming up for renewal. The change comes as ICBC moved its insurance renewal process online. Law enforcement and authorized ICBC partners have access to the Canadian Police Information Centre and […]

The Green Must Go: Close to 800 school buses could be pulled in Québec for green bumpers

Québec City, Québec — A dispute between Québec’s Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and its roadside inspectors could result in nearly 800 school buses pulled off roads in the province for having green bumpers. SAAQ regulations require school buses to be fitted with either black or grey bumpers–aside from electric ones, which are […]

Rivian’s Ripening: EV automaker begins building Canadian service network

Vancouver, British Columba — Rivian has started building its service network in Canada as the electric vehicle maker prepares to deliver its first vehicles in the Canadian market this summer. Automotive News Canada reported Friday that Rivian has begun recruiting staff for its Vancouver service centre, though it would not elaborate on how many services […]