Leading the Way: 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award presented to Paul McCarthy

Toronto, Ontario — Paul McCarthy, president, and COO for Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award in honor of Jack Creamer by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWAD). The award is considered as the automotive aftermarkets’ highest honor, and was presented on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020, during a virtual […]

Electric Slide: Quebec to ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2035

Quebec City, Quebec — Premier Francois Legault announced Monday a $6.7 billion plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will see the sale of new, gasoline-powered cars and SUVs banned in Quebec by the year 2035.  The new policy will assist the province in meeting its pledge to reduce emissions by 37.5 per cent over 1990 […]

Canadian Generosity: Federal government provides $350,000 regional EV charging grant

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian government is set to provide $350,000 to help the regional municipality of York build 70 EV level 2 chargers to be installed across the region. Federal funding provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Programme (ZEVIP), which supports the government’s target that all new passenger cars sold in Canada […]

EV/AV Report: November 9, 2020

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Tesla confirms Canada will soon get the company’s Full-Self Driving beta software, a B.C. auto worker shares his thoughts on EV maintenance and GM unveils plans for the Cruise Origin, its first-ever driverless model. Coasting in Canada Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is […]

United Auto Workers share thoughts over GM and Unifor’s tentative agreement

Oshawa, Ontario — The United States’ United Auto Workers  (UAW) are reportedly upset over Unifor’s tentative agreement with General Motors, which, if ratified, will see Oshawa’s previously shuttered GM assembly plant reopen in 2021. UAW workers are reportedly concerned with volume reductions hitting plants south of the U.S.-Canadian border, citing Canada’s “shrinking” automotive industry an […]

New North American Face: Welcome Car-Rep Automotive to the NA market

Las Vegas, Nevada — Car-Rep Automotive, a brand of Maston Oy, Northern Europe’s leading spray paint manufacturer, introduces their 2K Spray Paint product line at this year’s SEMA360. SEMA360 is Car-Rep’s first official outing before the official launch of their full line up of professional automotive products in North America. Maston Oy is a partner […]

Get E-xcited: Ford set to debut the Electric Van—E-Transit on Nov. 12

Toronto, Ontario — Ford Motor Company will be unveiling its battery-electric van called the E-Transit on Nov. 12, 2020. Ford disclosed the name and logo on Oct. 29, hours after CEO Jim Farley teased the unveiling on the company’s third-quarter earnings call. The new EV van is expected to go on sale in 2021 as […]

Revved Up: B.C. EV startup opening 6 U.S. retail stores

Victoria, British Columbia — Canadian electric-vehicle startup ElectraMeccanica says it will open six U.S. retail outlets before the end of November. The stores will open in the following cities: San Diego, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif.; Walnut Creek, Calif.; Brea, Calif.; Scottsdale Ariz., and Glendale, Ariz. ElectraMeccanica says the Scottsdale store will be a seasonal one. […]

Go Big, or Go Home: Halifax used EV dealership expansion

Charlottetown, P.E.I. — Halifax’s Jeff Farwell, CEO of All EV Canada, recently acquired the dealership Pure EV, with plans on expanding further across Canada. “We want to own the used vehicle market from the point of view of being able to offer affordable options for electric vehicles,” said Farwell. On Tuesday, Farwell announced that his […]

Strike Averted: Unifor announces tentative agreement with FCA

Brampton, Ontario — Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) has agreed to a tentative three-year contract with Unifor—reaching the agreement only moments before the 11:59 p.m. deadline Wednesday night. Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, held a virtual news conference Thursday, Oct. 15 on Facebook to announce the tentative deal with FCA, which includes at least 1.3 to […]