EV/AV Report: Tesla under criminal investigation, Ford closes AI development firm

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, the U.S. Department of Justice unveils an ongoing criminal investigation against Tesla, Ford abandons its self-driving program after US$4 billion of investment and the European Union (EU) approves a ban on internal combustion vehicles by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Blown Cover Three […]

EV/AV Report: Loblaws deploys completely driverless trucks in Toronto; Magna takes its slice of the autonomous pizza

Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, a grocery giant drops driverless trucks in Toronto; Magna deploys autonomous pizza delivery robots and the federal government awards more money to Quebec mining efforts. Hey, who’s driving that truck? In last week’s EV/AV Report, we covered Loblaws’ partnership with autonomous vehicle company Gatnik. […]

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: Autonomous vehicle startups, ICE bans and more

Toronto, Ontario — An autonomous vehicle fleet gets some new toys, California finalizes its restrictions on the sale of gas-powered vehicles and a British company announces plans to deploy autonomous vehicles in Canada within two years. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Ghost in the machine Autonomous vehicle developer Gatik has announced […]

EV/AV Report: F-35 software contractor denounces Tesla FSD in unverified collision study

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, a study critiquing Tesla’s fully-self-driving software is linked to a military contractor with a conflict of interest, and the Canadian Automobile Association releases a new EV buyer’s guide. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Teslas and tactical fighters A software designer for American stealth aircraft […]

EV/AV Report: July 18, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicles report, the head of autopilot development leaves Tesla, a pioneering EV is discontinued just as the market heats up, and Turo partners with Hyundai to offer EV rentals for holidaymakers and prospective buyers alike. Director’s Departure Tesla’s senior director of artificial intelligence, Andrej Karpathy announced […]

EV/AV Report: July 4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Volvo reports on the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, the National Research Council successfully tests a self-flying helicopter and Tesla replaces AI development team members with AI developers. Green Future A recent study by Volvo suggests that Canadians are turning towards EVs for a future purchase, […]

EV/AV Report: June 27, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, General Motors makes the first delivery of electric vans for Fedex’s new fleet, Tesla hikes prices for some of its most popular EVs and a Canadian OEM announces a battery EV designed for the Canadian winter. Vans on Volts On June 21, FedEx announced that the company received […]

EV/AV Report: June 20, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, Stellantis announces Level 3 self-driving vehicles by 2024, J.D. Power releases a consumer report on Canadian EV perspectives and a solar car from the Netherlands has its time to shine. Autopilot Rollout This week, Stellantis announced that Valeo’s third-generation LiDAR will be used on several Stellantis models […]