Crib Notes: Federal campaign promises for election day

Toronto, Ontario — Just like that–election day is here and Collision Repair wants to make sure you have the info you need on the federal candidates before heading to the polls. Liberals Permanently eliminate the federal interest on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans to support young Canadians who choose to invest in post-secondary […]

A Natural Solution: BMW to meet 2030 emissions goal with renewable, organic-based parts

Toronto, Ontario — In the ongoing fight to curb carbon emissions, the BMW Group has announced its plan to integrate more renewable materials into its OE parts going forward. “We are setting new standards for sustainable premium quality—by rethinking materials and focusing more than ever on resource-efficient alternatives and renewable materials with strong dismantling capability,” […]

Labour Lockout: Honda calls EV exec. order ‘unfair’, ‘discriminatory’

Toronto, Ontario — Representatives from American Honda are pushing back on U.S. President Biden’s Aug. 5 executive order that sets a goal of 50 percent of overall sales being EVs, by 2030, saying the thought is there, but the cars aren’t. In the analysis of last week’s order, Bloomberg wrote “[Biden] has ordered the federal […]

EV/AV Report: August 9, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, U.S. President Biden commits to EVs making up half of all auto sales by decades end, All EV Canada opens four new stores on the east coast and the Canadian government has announced the start of #EVWeekinCanada. Words to A-Biden By U.S. President Joe […]

Drive to Zero: Canada joins world nations in pursing a carbon-neutral world by 2050

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada has joined Chile, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Greece and Austria in issuing a call to the world’s leading nations to pursue a global agreement to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDV). The eight nations, in partnership with the American non-profit CALSTART’s Drive to Zero campaign, […]

A Leap for Green Energy: Volvo Canada partners with Bullfrog to power corporate office

Richmond Hill, Ontario — In an attempt to cover all of their bases when it comes to cleaning up carbon emissions, Volvo Cars Canada announced on Tuesday that it’s corporate office will be entirely powered by “bullfrogpower”, going forward. You read that correctly. The Swedish automaker announced that they have joined forces with Bullfrog Power […]

Lion’s Pride: Lion Electric closes largest single EV truck deal with Pride Group

Montreal, Quebec — Showing they can break their own records as quick as they can set them, Quebec’s Lion Electric has secured their single largest order of zero-emission trucks to date, thanks to a recent deal with Mississauga, Ontario-based Pride Group Enterprises. Pride has been in the process of completing a full conversion of its […]

UK government considers scrappage fees in twist on the VW emissions saga

The government of the UK is considering a scrappage scheme to encourage motorists to trade in higher-polluting vehicles.

By Jeff Sanford London, United Kingdom — November 25, 2015 — The UK House of Commons environment committee recently urged its government to consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars. The call came in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. The thinking was that the government should consider ways of encouraging drivers to trade […]