EV/AV Report: Quebec EV targets, angry drivers and American legal impacts

Toronto, Ontario — Quebec announces plans to get two million electric cars on the road by 2030, autonomous cars grapple with angry drivers and insight on how the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new emissions standards will affect you. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Electric Expansion The Quebec government has […]

EV/AV Report: Sensor startups and advertising investigations

Toronto, Ontario — The federal government announces an investment into interconnected autonomous vehicle (AV) network testing in Ottawa, British Columbia reports a drop in electric vehicle (EV)  rebate claims and a new organization begins investigating allegations against Tesla for false advertising. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Cash Injection The government of […]

EV/AV Report: Teaching cars and unplugged EVs

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, scientists teach cars about social cues, Honda releases a hydrogen and electric based CR-V successor, and the Dutch Lightyear 0 solar vehicle enters production. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Social Faux Pas German scientists from the city of Karlsruhe have presented a prototype that […]

Professional Development: CPCPA standardized EV Skills program expanding to Ontario and B.C. by 2023

Montreal, Quebec — NAPA Canada and the CPCPA have joined forces, expanding the province’s standardized electric and hybrid maintenance and repair program beyond Quebec’s borders. The CPCPA, also known as the Conseil provincial des comités paritaires de l’industrie des services automobiles, is Quebec’s provincial organization responsible for provincial qualification and training standards in the automotive […]

Fuel Surge: CIB invests $500M to develop Canadian ZEV charging, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

Toronto, Ontario – Last Wednesday, the Canada Infrastructure Bank announced the launch of the Charging and Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure Initiative (CHRI), which will seek to invest $500 million into the installation of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) chargers across Canada. According to the public interest oriented crown corporation, this project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate […]

EV/AV Report: Campaign prompts accessibility revisions to B.C. charging network; P.E.I.-based business fits pickups to be battery-powered

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a British Columbia resident’s campaign for accessible charging stations pays off, a Prince Edward Island auto shop opens orders for converted small pickup electric trucks and California’s senate passes a law against false autonomous vehicle advertising. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Chargers for All […]

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 […]