In the Loop: New electric vehicle repair e-zine launching this week

Toronto, Ontario — Media Matters, the publisher of Collision Repair magazine, Canadian Auto Recyclers, Bodyworx Professional and others, is launching a brand-new bi-weekly e-zine to provide collision repairers with the latest news on electric vehicles, including insights on training, OEM advice, and much more. The new EV Repair mag e-zine will include electric vehicle-focused news […]

Extinguished: Ford pauses Lightning F-150 production following battery fire

Detroit, Michigan — Ford has halted production on Lightning F-150 electric pickup trucks after a unit caught fire in a company holding lot earlier this month. The OEM is reportedly holding both production and shipping of Lightning units while it investigates the issue. Sales are still open, and no action has been taken on units […]

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 […]

EV/AV Report: August 16, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — This week, Toronto races towards an autonomous future, with a new mapping endeavour. Meanwhile Canada as a whole reaches a huge electric vehicle milestone and Tesla delays production of the Cybertruck.  Mapping the GTA  Ecopia AI, announced Thursday, it is creating a high-definition (HD) map for the City of Toronto, which will […]

EV/AV Report: May 17, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, Amazon’s Alexa receives its largest auto rollout after making a six-year deal with Ford. While, Subaru announces an official name for its new, all-electric SUV. Meanwhile, a UWindsor engineering professor receives a hefty grant to improve electric drive systems. ALEXA, INITIATE AUTO ROLLOUT  Amazon’s Alexa has seen […]