Sick and Tire-d: Toyota, Subaru EVs face recalls over fear of loose wheels

Toronto, Ontario- In what’s being called an “embarrassing” development by CLSA analyst Christopher Richter, Toyota and Subaru have recalled over 5000 vehicles worldwide over concerns of loose wheels. These wheels have the potential of detachment. This can occur when drivers engage in hard braking and/or sharp turns, due to a loosening hub bolt. The models […]

Courtesy Honk: Blind advocates call for standardized pedestrian warning sounds on EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Despite all the talk they tend to generate throughout the auto industry, the modern electric vehicle is nearly dead silent when traveling the roads—a characteristic that is leaving many blind and partially-sighted pedestrians feeling more vulnerable than ever. First reported by the CBC, a proposal put forth by Transport Canada in April […]

EV/AV Report: June 6, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, gaming graphics in the Volvos of the future, Buick promises to cease combustion vehicle production by 2030 and B.C. continues to lead the charge in Canadian EV adoption. Driver’s Display Volvo’s drive towards automated assistance means even more sensors for all sorts of information—battery life on electric […]

Waved Away: Tesla to cut 10 percent of jobs based on Musk’s ‘super bad feeling’

Toronto, Ontario — About 10,000 people are expected to lose their jobs because their billionaire CEO has a “super bad feeling” about the economy. You could probably guess who we’re talking about already. In an email to Tesla executives obtained by Reuters, Elon Musk said he wants to “pause all hiring worldwide” and layoff 10 […]

A Charged Conversation: Upcoming CIECA webinar to feature Mitchell International exec on EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Get plugged into the latest webinar offering from CIECA, as the collision industry advocacy group gears up for a presentation from Ryan Mandell on the latest electric vehicle trends and what they mean for stakeholders. As director of performance consulting at Mitchell International’s auto physical damage business unit, there are few more […]

Making it a Whole Thing: Vancouver Tesla fire prompts probe from Transport Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia — The public spectacle caused by a flaming Tesla in downtown Vancouver raised some red flags with Transport Canada, as the federal regulator’s collision and defect investigation team made an appearance on-scene as part of a newly launched probe into the vehicle. Transport Canada dispatched their team alongside local fire services and […]

Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

Opening the Gates: Tesla service manuals now free of charge on company website

Toronto, Ontario — Quick, snatch up Tesla’s service manuals before anyone at the company realizes they are currently listed at no charge on the company’s website. That’s right, the “Service and Repair Information” subscription package has a big fat zero next to it and no one is fully certain as to whether this was an […]

EV/AV Report: May 23, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the British Columbia government has a limited time deal for EV charging station installations, Circle K’s parent company is looking to link up its North American stores and Honda reveals initial sketches of upcoming electric SUV. Less Charges for More Charge If you have […]