Recall Wave: Transport Canada recalls several KIA, BMW and Mercedes-Benz 2022-2023 models

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s recall update, Transport Canada has discovered KIA instrument clusters with faulty warning lights, randomly disconnecting BMW battery connectors and Mercedes-Benz batteries that will not warn the driver of problems. BMW is recalling the 2023 IX and I7 models (recall No. 2023250) warning that connectors for the high-voltage battery monitoring […]

EV/AV Report: EV growth, ZEV shares and more chargers

Toronto, Ontario — Warnings that one in five cars sold this year will be electric, StatsCan data that the ZEV market share has clocked in a record 9.6 percent for Q4 2022 and two major agencies announce a plan to install 2,000 DC fast EV charging ports over the next four years in Canada. This […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous gridlock, EV valuation and electric shocks

Toronto, Ontario — A relatively normal weather phenomenon locks down autonomous vehicles (AVs) across San Francisco, the Canadian Black Book Residual Value Awards praises electric vehicles (EVs) for holding their value and experts raise the alarm on EVs threatening others on the road like SUVs currently do. This is the latest in electric and autonomous […]

EV/AV Report: Zero emission legislation, power cuts and donuts

Toronto, Ontario — The European Union approves the 2035 phase out of CO2-emitting cars, a new NHTSA recall after 637 Lucid Airs lose power to their motors and a self-driving car collides into a car doing donuts at 1 a.m. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Stamp of Approval The European Union […]

EV/AV Report: EV concerns, battery reparability and entangled AVs

Toronto, Ontario — Data from the largest-ever survey of Canadian EV drivers is released, American collision repairers respond to claims that Tesla Model Y battery packs might be unrepairable and autonomous taxis tangle themselves in collapsed train powerlines. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Ever Worried A Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) survey […]

Marketing Headstart: AAPEX accepting webinar pitches for June to October

Nevada, United States — Have a pitch for your automotive colleagues? AAPEX is now accepting pre-event webinars proposals, themed around the future of the automotive aftermarket. According to an AAPEX press release, these will be hour-long webinars scheduled in June, July, September and October in the lead-up to AAPEX 2023, scheduled between Oct. 31 to […]