Thin Skinned: Lucid Air coating too thin for polishing, says auto shop

Photo by Out of Spec Detailing Fort Collins, Colorado — An American vehicle detailing shop has an interesting discovery—the OEM coating on a new Lucid Air Grand Touring is so thin that polishing can damage the paint. According to a Youtube video by Out of Spec Detailing, the Lucid Air’s Grand Touring paint was too thin […]

Hert Reputations: Hertz to pay out $168 million for false car theft accusations

Toronto, Ontario — The Hertz car rental company is being forced to pay customers approximately $168 million by the end of the year, after falsely accusing an undisclosed number of customers of stealing rented vehicles. According to a press release from the company, this settlement will resolve more than 95 percent of pending theft report […]

Growing Pains: 2023 Vancouver International Auto Show cancelled

Vancouver, British Columbia — The Vancouver International Auto Show has been cancelled, marking the annual event as the latest in a series of cancelled regional auto shows. “For the last several months, we have been working with vehicle manufacturers and other partners in anticipating of returning in-person to celebrate the hundredth edition of the traditional auto […]

Supporting Survivors: SATA coupe built by childhood cancer survivors sold for $137,500

Tennessee, United States — This past weekend, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer auctioned a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe for a remarkable $137,500. According to a press release from the Austin Hatcher Foundation, automotive therapy is one of the services provided at no cost to families facing pediatric cancer. This […]

Swedish Safety: Polestar 2 EV earns NHTSA’s highest safety rating

Gothenberg, Sweden — The NHTSA has awarded the Polestar 2 its highest possible safety rating, marking it as one of North America’s safest vehicles available to consumers. This follows testing under the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which assesses vehicles for their safety features, from construction features that protect passengers to emerging vehicle technologies like […]

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 […]

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 […]