Just Keep Building: GM to bolster EV development with expanded truck, SUV production

Detroit, Michigan — In the face of global parts shortages and skyrocketing gas prices, General Motors’ CEO has announced that the legacy OEM will double-down on its North American production capabilities and plans on “selling every truck we can build.” Mary Barra, the automotive giant’s head since 2013, made the announcement on Monday during GM’s […]

Duty Dilemma: Canada joins complaint against U.S. auto trade practices

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian government has officially joined Mexico in its request for a dispute settlement panel to help resolve ongoing trade conflicts with the United States that both countries consider to be in violation of USMCA trade agreements. Under USMCA, 75 percent of a vehicle’s components must originate in North America to qualify […]

Pay to Play: Sask. environmental groups fighting back against EV road tax

Regina, Saskatchewan — An environmental advocacy group in Saskatchewan is asking the provincial government to pump the brakes on its electric vehicle tax that came into effect at the beginning of October. The Saskatchewan Environmental Society, alongside the Saskatchewan Electric Vehicle Association, SaskEV and the Tesla Owners Club of Saskatchewan, wants to see 10,500 EVs […]

Meeting Demand: Cambrian College to teach EV repair to heavy equipment mechanics

Sudbury, Ontario — Cambrian College is looking to get its heavy equipment mechanic students acquainted with some of the mining industry’s most cutting-edge electric vehicles, as the college announced the integration of electric vehicle repair into the program. Electric vehicles have become increasingly more prevalent across many industries, and mining is no exception.  Steve Gravel, […]