Qapter Down South: Tesla Insurance to use Audatex Qapter software on Texas, Calif. claims

Toronto, Ontario — American collision repairers must now get on the Audatex agenda when repairing Tesla vehicles going forward, as the automaker’s insurance wing announced a partnership with Audatex to use their Qapter platform on all Tesla insurance claims. Tesla Approved Collision Centers (TACC) were notified of the change through an email sent out in […]

Reeling in the Net: MPI reports claims costs down, net income $115.5 million

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Auto claims costs are down in Manitoba as the provincial insurer reported a 27.3 percent drop in the first quarter of 2021. “The first quarter of 2021/22 saw a continuation of the favourable claims experience of 2020/21 with the frequency of collisions occurring at a rate approximately 20 percent lower than generally […]

Price for Progress: CCC report lays out EV repair costs, post-crash drivability

Toronto, Ontario — According to a new report from CCC Intelligent Solutions, drivers aren’t the only ones putting up big bucks for electric vehicles as the report showed that the average EV repair is 3 percent more expensive than on an ICE. It was also found that replacement parts are generally more expensive on EVs […]

Crash Quota: MPI warns of crash increase alongside lifted COVID-19 restrictions

Winnipeg, Manitoba — As provinces delve deeper into re-opening stages, Manitoba’s MPI is reminding drivers that as life returns to normal, so too will traffic accident rates as commuters start resuming regular schedules. According to Manitoba Public Insurance, the number of deaths and serious injuries from car crashes spiked during the months public health orders […]