First EV-er: Mazda launches its first ever all-electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV

Toronto, Ontario — Mazda is launching its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV, which will go on sale in fall of 2021 starting at participating dealerships in Quebec and British Columbia.  The company says this new vehicle is its first step towards its “commitment to electrification.” With a starting price of  $42,150, the MX-30 has […]

EV/AV Report: August 23, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — This week, Volkswagen offers ID.4 owners a stellar deal, Tesla switches gears and announces the creation of a humanoid robot and Canada gets a new EV network.  Three for Free Starting from the date of purchase, 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 owners will be able to charge their car for free for three years […]

The Multi-Brand Band: asTech supports industry statement on use of multi-brand scan tools

Toronto, Ontario — asTech announced its support for the use of multi-brand scan tools in the automotive aftermarket on Thursday, following a position statement on the matter released by the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Auto Care Association.  “We stand behind these organizations who play an important role in […]

STEMing a New Partnership: Honda Canada Foundation partners with FIRST Robotics Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Honda Canada Foundation announced a new partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada, to encourage young people to pursue a post-secondary education in engineering and technology.  The $150,000 contribution made by Honda Canada Foundation will help build an inclusive community, with meaningful mentorship opportunities that will empower young people to think big and build […]

Subaru Celebrations: Subaru achieves production of 20 million all-wheel-drive vehicles

Toronto, Ontario — Subaru achieved an impressive milestone this summer, by producing more than 20 million units of its all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles.  The milestone was achieved in the 49th year since the company introduced the Subaru Leone 4WD Estate Van, Japan’s first mass-produced AWD passenger car, in September 1972. AWD models currently account for […]

Faulty Fuel Pump: Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 86 Models

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota Canada is conducting a safety recall involving fuel pumps on certain 2018 and 2019 Toyota 86 models. In Canada, approximately 232 vehicles are involved in this recall. According to Subaru, the affected vehicles may be equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump produced during a specific timeframe that may include an impeller […]

Race Cars to Kayaks: Race car engineers design custom kayak for Japanese Olympian

Tokyo, Japan — Olympic kayaker Kazuya Adachi took on the games with a custom boat built by race car engineers who had never even made one before, reported Reuters.  Mooncraft, a company that builds race cars, also took on the project without even looking to see how other kayaks in the competition were built.  “We […]

High Roller: Nikola founder Trevor Milton charged with three counts of fraud

Manhattan, New York —  Trevor Milton, founder and former executive chairman of electric car-maker Nikola, was charged with three counts of fraud for lying about “nearly all aspects of the business” to persuade investors into buying shares, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan charged Milton with two counts of […]