What Would You Do: Ford speared by metal pole at Acadian festival

Évangéline, Prince Edward Island – A festival volunteer ended his shift with a questionable call to his insurance provider, thanks to a metal pole sticking out of his vehicle’s trunk. In an article first published by the CBC, Steve Powers was part of a volunteer group in the Évangéline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, […]

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 […]

Playing with Fire: Welding fires spark need for improved safety precautions

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — The fire that tore through a Charlottetown, PEI repair facility in late April has since been linked to welding work that was being done at the time. What started as routine repairs in the shop’s garage quickly turned into an inferno that caused the roof of Mechanical Performance Auto Service […]

EV/AV Report: May 3, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, EV incentives in PEI go live to high praise, General Motors launches new EV charging platform and 12 U.S. governors call for a ban on internal combustion engines by 2035. EV Island Drivers on PEI are officially eligible for what is being called the […]

Charging Change: P.E.I. to offer $5k in incentives for new and used EVs

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ⁠— Steven Myers, minister of environment, energy and climate action has announced what he calls “the most aggressive vehicle incentive program in all of Canada.” The program will offer $5,000 to buyers of new fully-electric vehicles and $5,000 to used fully-electric vehicle buyers.  “We feel that it’s equally difficult for people […]

PEI Goes Paperless: Province approves use of electronic proof of auto insurance

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Effective as of December 17, 2020, Prince Edward Island (PEI) drivers have the option to digitally store and present their proof of auto insurance in the form of eSlips. Approved by the Superintendent of Insurance for Prince Edward Island, this move follows Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, […]

P.E.I.’s tougher road laws yield results

By CRM Staff  Toronto, Ontario – April 8, 2019 – The number of vehicles impounded in Prince Edward Island more than doubled over the past year, as reported by CBC News. Impoundments rose from 46 in 2017 to 116 in 2018, in what P.E.I.’s safety division largely attributes to tougher new penalties aimed at decreasing the […]

PEI auto recycling facility plans to install new equipment

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – January 26, 2019 — John Ross & Sons, which recently purchased A&S Scrap Metal’s facility in Charlottetown, PEI is planning on installing an auto shredder and downstream equipment. According to a PEI Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism press release, the PEI provincial government has approved of a loan […]