Corporate Decision: Ford Canada withdrawing from all Canadian auto shows

Toronto, Ontario — Ford Canada will be withdrawing corporate support from all Canadian auto shows in 2023, citing a change in business strategy. “As the auto industry experiences change at a pace never seen before, Ford of Canada is transforming every part of its business,” company spokeswoman Lauren More said in an email to Automotive […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous espionage and charging roads

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, autonomous vehicles (AVs) join the United States’ list of national security threats, Detroit announces prototype roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) and Tesla escalates the full self-driving beta (FSD) to all interested customers in North America. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Weakest […]

Outsourced Care: GM dealers repaired more than 11,000 Teslas in 2021

Michigan, United States — General Motors (GM) is proud to announce that its dealerships have added a new service to their portfolio—Tesla repairs. On Nov. 17 during the Detroit automaker’s Investor Day, GM president, Mark Reuss announced to investors that Tesla repairs have become a growing segment of the business, with more than 11,000 Teslas […]

Tuesday Ticker: Tesla tops Toyota’s Q3 profits; Carvana e-commerce share price slashed

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly financial-watch report, Tesla’s Q3 results are compared with Toyota’s and e-commerce platform Caravana sees its share price cut in half.  Tesla tops Toyota Tesla could have earned eight times as much per vehicle as Toyota in Q3, reports Asian newspaper Nikkei.  A report from Electrek claims Toyota delivered eight […]

EV/AV Report: Robo-trucks, EV reliability and workforce reductions

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, a Toronto autonomous driving startup announces its autonomous trucking software, a report on electric vehicle (EV) reliability and Ford’s CEO claims that EVs require only 60 percent of the labour of a fossil-powered car. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Expansion Pack Waabi has launched […]

Making a Killing: Cult-turned crime syndicate implicated in Ontario car-theft ring

Toronto, Ontario — A recent report by a Canadian financial intelligence unit has identified Black Axe as one of the groups involved in the recent surge of stolen vehicles exportation and the illegal sale of their parts. These thefts are part of a wider operation by the international crime group, whose portfolio involves mass fraud, […]

Camo to Clear Coats: Nova Scotia highlights importance of helping former veterans transition to skilled trades

Halifax, Nova Scotia — A Nova Scotia legislature committee was taught the importance of supporting military members transitioning to skilled trades upon leaving the service, on Tuesday. Nicole Johnson-Morrison, associate deputy minister with the provincial labour department, told the veterans affairs committee that many members of the military have unique skills the provincial economy is […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada marks ‘record-setting’ quarter; Toyota teases new Prius, despite low model sales

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada reports its Q3 financial results, adding more than $45 million in acquisitions to its portfolio. Meanwhile, Toyota teases the fifth-generation Prius amid decreasing global sales numbers, and Volkswagen crosses a finish line far earlier than planned.  ‘Another record-setting quarter’ AutoCanada reported financial results last Wednesday, marking […]