EV/AV Report: March 14, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report,  electric vehicle (EV) demand spikes in the United States, the NHTSA authorizes autonomous vehicles (AVs) without human controls and EV batteries are found to be dangerous when mishandled – who knew? Static shocks Orders for Tesla vehicles are surging in the U.S. as oil prices rise with no […]

EV/AV Report: February 14, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, cheaper electric plans for Ontario, restrictions on Tesla boom boxes and an American intel agency funding autonomous vehicle development. Night Lights On Feb. 9, the Ontario government announced its intent to implement an ultra-low overnight electricity rate, taking advantage of the excess electricity generated. […]

A Few Loose Screws: Tesla recalls nearly 6000 vehicles over loose brake caliper bolts

Palo Alto, California – Tesla is recalling nearly 6,000 vehicles due to concerns that their brake caliper bolts might loosen, which could potentially cause a loss of tire pressure and increase the risk of a crash. Cars that are part of the voluntary recall include certain 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles. […]

Mach-E Misfires: Ford to address subframe bolt issue affecting fewer than 75 Mustang owners

Toronto, Ontario — Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall affecting fewer than 75 customers who have already taken delivery of their 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles.  During checks to deliver high levels of quality and customer satisfaction, Ford discovered some vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specification. While […]

EV/AV Report: December 21, 2020

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, LeddarTech announces a partnership with Renesas, CIECA releases a video on best practices for ADAS repair and GreenPower Motor Company delivers its first EV Star Cargo Plus to the City of Vancouver. Another Rung on the Leddar Global ADAS developer, LeddarTech, has announced a […]

A disruptive CASE

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – January 16, 2019 – Connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles could cause the loss of more than 48,000 jobs in Canada’s automotive aftermarket by 2051, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada suggests. “The implications of connected, autonomous, shared, and electric vehicles on the automotive aftermarket have […]

4 reasons electric cars will create a buzz in the next decade

Electric vehicle sales are forecasted to rise over the next ten years.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — April 18, 2018 — As automakers try to plug into consumers’ future needs, electric cars are stirring boardroom curiosity – but not a lot of sales. Some car manufacturers are banking on this changing in the next decade, though. Electric cars comprise less than 1 percent of North American […]

GM creates team to speed development of autonomous and electric vehicles

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Detroit, Michigan — January 31, 2016 — General Motors has announced it will create a team dedicated to speeding up development of self-driving and electric cars. Long-time GM employee Doug Parks has been named Vice President for Autonomous Technology and Vehicle Executive and will lead the team. He was previously GM’s VP for Global Product […]

Toyota brings fuel-cell vehicles to North America

Toyota plans to start selling the fuel-cell equipped Mirai in California starting in October 2015.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 10, 2015 — The word Mirai means “future” in Japanese. The word is a perfect name for the new hydrogen-powered vehicle set to go on sale this fall. Toyota has announced that it will begin selling the world’s first mass-market fuel-cell powered car in North America in October. […]

New I-CAR alternative fuel damage analysis, safety courses launched

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — December 16, 2014 — I-CAR has announced the launch of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis and Safety (ALT03) course. The live, instructor-led program is worth three credit hours and is designed to enhance a collision repair professional’s understanding of how to safely approach all types of alternative fuel vehicles. It […]