Trader Goals: US reducing trade barriers against Canadian EV imports

Washington D.C. — The United States is expanding electric vehicle (EV) incentives from American-only vehicles to vehicles imported from anywhere in North America, paving the way for EV industry growth in the coming years. Under the Inflation Reduction Act, vehicles such as EVs, hybrids and hydrogen-fueled vehicles may qualify for a US$7,500 tax credit as […]

Going Greener: Akzonobel receives EcoVadis’ platinum sustainability ranking

Amsterdam, Netherlands — On Mar. 15, Akzonobel received the platinum ranking in EcoVadis’ Sustain 2022 web conference. This is the second year in a row where Akzonobel received the platinum award, placing it at the top of over 65,000 companies in 2021. According to Ecovadis, platinum ratings are reserved for the top one percent of […]

This is Fine: Flaming ship capsizes with 4,000 cars aboard

Azores, Portugal — A ship bound for the United States with over 4,000 European cars has sunk on Mar. 1, after catching fire two weeks ago. After the Felicity Ace caught fire on Feb. 15, the 22-member crew were evacuated by the Portuguese Navy. Due to the electric car batteries onboard, only specialized firefighting tools […]

Quebec’s Zero Emissions Bill Causes Upset

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 2 2018 — The province of Québec just got a bill in the mail. Bill 104 is “an Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions.” Isabelle Melançon, the Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, the […]

Carrossier ProColor Sainte-Julienne obtains Clé Verte Platinum certification

Carrossier ProColor Sainte-Julienne is now certified Clé Verte Platinum. Clé Verte is a voluntary environmental certification program providing automotive service centres with the opportunity to obtain recognition for the environmental methods they employ.

Laval, Quebec — July 20, 2017 — Carrossier ProColor Sainte-Julienne has proven itself an environmental leader. The facility has taken significant steps to reduce its environmental impact and this dedication has now been recognized with Clé Verte Platinum certification. The Carrossier Procolor network is a member of CSN Collision Centres. Developed and managed by Nature-Action Québec, […]