Friday Fun: FCA CEO says electric vehicles are bad for the environment

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, says electric vehicles are more of a danger to the environment than gas-burning vehicles. He notes that the entire environmental cost must be taken into consideration, including mining for the rare earths needed to make the batteries and the fossil fuels often burned to generate electricity.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — October 12, 2017 — In this week’s edition of Friday Fun, a wave of accidents in the Greater Toronto Area prompt a police warning, a letter in BC sets the record straight on ICBC cost claims, Sergio Marchionne of FCA says electric cars are less of a savior and […]

Second shop in Canada accredited under CCIAP

The team at Fix Auto Courtenay. The facility is the second facility in Canada to achieve full CCIAP accreditation.

By Barett Poley Courtenay, British Columbia — February 16, 2017 — Fix Auto Courtenay has become the second collision repair business to receive Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) accreditation. The facility is located in British Columbia, so the shop actually qualified under the Certified Collision Repair (CCR) program administered by the Automotive Retailers Association […]

Registration for CCIAP now free, shops only pay when ready for audit

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — The Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) has announced a change that should make it easier for repairers to join the program and track their progress. There is now no charge for a repair facility to create an account and start tracking their progress. They’re […]