EV/AV Report: Waterproofing the Cybertruck; Loblaws deploys autonomous delivery trucks 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Elon Musk teases some Cybertruck features; Loblaws deploys autonomous grocery trucks in Toronto and Nissan announces pricing for its upcoming EV.  Waterproof…enough? Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the Cybertruck is going to be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers and act as a marine […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada enters used-vehicle auction market

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada enters the used-vehicle auction market with an acquisition; Magna makes electric-centric moves in India and Rivian sets a date for its Q3 results call. AutoCanada and auctions Last week, AutoCanada entered the used-vehicle auction market by acquiring North Toronto Auction (NTA), a fee-based used-vehicle auction business […]

Can You Believe This?! October 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Happy long weekend Friday, folks! Why not celebrate with a zany clip? This week, witness warrior vehicles on the road–including an RV-limousine crossover and triple-decker transporters. Plus, see Disney’s foray into car parts; witness the world’s tiniest delivery and much, much more!  

Down in V-town: CCIF Vancouver starts today

Vancouver, British Columbia — Today is the first day of the two-day long CCIF Vancouver forum at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, and registration is still open at the time of publication. Packed with presentations from Axalta, Simplicity Car Care, Enterprise Holdings, as well as a talk from frequent Collision Repair contributor, Stefano Liessi, CCIF […]

Bigger Than the Last: SEMA Show 2022 to feature 30 percent more exhibitors than 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — This year’s SEMA Show will feature 30 percent more exhibitors than last year’s event, according to show organizers. An email blast from Monday says that exhibit space for SEMA 2022 is 30 percent larger, compared to the 2021 exhibition. “That’s more than three football fields in growth,” wrote organizers. Exhibitor participation […]

Rivian is Ready: OEM can now sell vehicles in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario — As of this week, Transport Canada has authorized Rivian to sell vehicles in Canada. While Rivian has yet to kickstart its Canadian deliveries, despite original promises that customers would receive orders by Nov. 2021, the automaker has now been certified and registered by Transport Canada. The news comes a few days after […]

Welcomes of the Week: Simplicity Car Care St. Boniface

Saint Boniface, Quebec — Simplicity Car Care has announced its newest franchisee location in Saint Boniface, Quebec. Simplicity Saint Boniface owner, Luc Bistodeau, acquired Carrosserie St-Boniface & Fils in December of 2019, and has been working in the field since 1989. Working as a body painter, technician, and paint representative, he knows the details needed […]

AkzoNobel’s SEMA Plans: Coatings company to showcase Carbeat, Dave Kindig partnership and more

Las Vegas, Nevada – Join us next month at SEMA, where AkzoNobel will showcase its paint lines, software, showcase cars and more. AkzoNobel’s indoor booth #20060 will feature the Sikkens coatings series, Carbeat proprietary production management software and Acoat Selected Business Support Services. That’s not all–if you like cars and sunshine, outdoor rig #81080 has six […]

Fantastique Fix: Network hosts annual conference in Quebec City

Quebec City, Quebec — Fix Network hosted its annual Network Conference last week, where company franchisees, industry stakeholders and Fix executives gathered in Quebec City for two days of speaker sessions, a trade show, networking activities and a semi-formal gala. The event kicked off on Thursday afternoon with an opening address from the newly-named President […]

SprayMax SEMA Plans: Company to reveal new UV system at SEMA Show

Las Vegas, Nevada — During SEMA 2022, SprayMax plans to showcase its “productivity and profitability-building” 1K and 2K aerosol lines, in addition to a brand-new UV System, the company announced earlier this week. The new UV system is said to allow typical repairs to be completed in less than half the time of traditional refinishing procedures, […]