EV/AV Report: February 21, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, a new federal investment program to promote ZEVs, police forces around Canada field test electric vehicles (EVs) and an Indigenous community integrates EV infrastructure. Reducing remissions Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announced a $4.6 million investment into 22 organizations to support zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness across Canada. This funding […]

Blown Away: Ontario’s Dec. windstorm damage more than $150 million, IBC says

Toronto, Ontario — Numbers have started rolling in tallying up the destruction caused by the windstorm that blew through Quebec and eastern Ontario in December with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reporting more than $152 million in insured damage. The IBC broke down the damage regionally, reporting more than $100 million in Ontario, more […]

Team Toyota: B.C. Toyota dealers donate $36,750 to Red Cross flood relief

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota’s B.C. Dealers Association played a big part in helping their neighbours get back on their feet following November’s severe rainfall, contributing to a combined donation of $151,750 to Canadian Red Cross and its British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal. The donation was put towards food and lodging for those affected […]

Future-Proofing: B.C. atmospheric rivers caused estimated $450 million in insured damage

Vancouver, British Columbia — Experts are putting the damage incurred from past weeks’ atmospheric river weather in British Columbia around the $450 million mark, according to preliminary estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The weather event that began on Nov. 13 and lasted over two weeks is expected to be the most costly […]

Peace of Mine: GM to align with IRMA mining standard in EV supply chain

Detroit, Michigan — In the ongoing effort to establish credibility as a sustainable automaker, General Motors has announced that it has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA). Going forward, GM will be responsible for maintaining the standards set out by IRMA as the company seeks to develop a sustainable electric vehicle supply chain. […]

Shining Star: CARSTAR donates $10,000 to Red Cross B.C. flood relief fund

Toronto, Ontario — As British Columbians rebuild after an onslaught of rain and flooding earlier this month, CARSTAR is lending a hand by donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross’ flood relief efforts. “Being a part of the community since 2013, we know how deeply rooted our franchise family is in their regions and we […]

Dealing with Deluge: Tips for escaping a flooding vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — Ocean levels are on the rise and flooding is a near daily occurrence in parts of Canada; knowing what to do when your car starts filling with water is more important now than ever. One of the most basic and still most important rules to follow in a flood is to trust […]

Standing Together: Toyota Canada donates $115,000 to B.C. flood relief

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota Canada has announced that they will be contributing $115,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts for British Columbians who have been impacted by the recent rainfalls and flooding. “The thoughts of the Toyota family are with the residents of B.C.—including our customers, dealers, employees and communities—as they come […]

Coatings Royalty: AkzoNobel awarded Terra Carta Seal at COP26 summit

Glasgow, United Kingdom — AkzoNobel received the royal treatment on Thursday as Prince Charles bestowed the automotive paint company with a Terra Carta Seal, at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, U.K. The Prince of Wales said, “The Terra Carta Seal recognizes those organizations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is […]