EV/AV Report: Battery class actions, BC Transit’s current conundrum

Toronto, Ontario – In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Jaguar faces a class action lawsuit over “dangerously defective” I-Pace batteries, while BC Transit grapples as its electric bus provider files for bankruptcy protection. Cat-astrophic Jaguar Land Rover North America is facing a class action lawsuit over defective I-Pace battery packs that have the […]

EV/AV Report: Adopting electric, investigating Tesla and exercising your battery

Toronto, Ontario — Statistics Canada publishes its latest round of new EV registration numbers, a news investigation into Tesla prompts a class action lawsuit in California and CAA offers some advice on keeping your battery in working order. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. State of the industry Statistics Canada released its […]

EV/AV Report: Navigating winter weather and planning for a power surge

Toronto, Ontario — An Ottawa company trains autonomous vehicles (AVs) to drive through the harshest of Canadian winters, Mitsubishi pledges to only sell EVs and hybrids by the mid-2030s and a report predicts that 1.5 million EVs will populate Albertan roads by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Train hard, play […]

EV/AV Report: Battery options, communal chargers and public outreach

Toronto, Ontario — Ford announces a massive investment into a Michigan-based battery plant, U.S. federal mandates require Tesla to open its charging network to other companies and an Alberta utility company is calling on EV-owning customers to join a charging grid pilot project. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Covering battery bases […]

EV/AV Report: Electric investment and confused cars

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian auto industry leaders warn the federal government to adapt its electric vehicle (EV) strategy in response to growing American investment, U.S. lawmakers consider mandating noisemakers on post-1997 EVs and hybrids and a Waymo autonomous vehicle (AV) self-drives itself into an open trench. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. […]

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 […]

BMW’s BFF: OEM unveils talking, colour-changing car at CES

Las Vegas, Nevada — You’re lying if you say you’ve never talked to yourself⁠. Seriously⁠—have you never rattled off a story or idea while alone in the comfort of a car? If you’re of the majority,dont’ be surprised when the car speaks back to you. BMW has unveiled a talking concept car, the i Vision […]

EV/AV Report: Perpetual motion and delayed releases

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, BMW patents a suspension system capable of converting road bumps into electric vehicle (EV) energy, Apple delays its autonomous vehicle (AV) debut to 2026, and Tesla returns radar sensors to its autopilot suite after a short hiatus. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Unlimited Power […]

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 […]