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 […]

Pocket Money: $25,000 raised so far by AIA for Kids Chairman’s Challenge

Toronto, Ontario – The 2022 AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Chairman’s Challenge has topped $25,000, with donations from nearly 30 aftermarket organizations funding childrens’ camps, scholarships and the like. In 2021, the Chairman’s Challenge raised $30,000 for children and youth charities across Canada. This year, some of the gathered funds will go to a […]

Guess Who: Dave Luehr, Phil Allen to host webinar on damage analysis, estimating, and blueprinting best practices

Nashville, Tennessee — Elite Body Shop Solutions founder Dave Luehr, is hosting an upcoming webinar this Thursday, August 18th. The webinar, entitled, “Stop Writing Guesstimates Start Making Money!” vows to educate those in attendance on the importance of accuracy and efficiency when making estimates. The webinar will highlight how proper damage analysis can help eliminate […]

Startups and Subsidies: EV/AV report, August 8

Toronto, Ontario — More rebates for electric vehicle purchases in British Columbia, a Canadian startup shows off solar panel EV upgrades and Ontario invests 5 million to train and employ 500 autoworkers. This is your weekly report on the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Charging Up B.C. is increasing the cap on EV rebates […]

Crash Test City: Montreal’s most collision-prone boroughs found downtown

Montreal, Quebec – Whether you speak English, French or another language, almost every driver has stories of close calls with more reckless road users. In the case of urban areas, reckless driving can quickly translate into fatalities. Unlike Toronto and Vancouver where collisions are most common at connectors to adjacent cities, collisions in Montreal generally […]

Cold Cars, Cold Calls: EV/AV report, August 1

Toronto, Ontario — An EV that thrives in Ontarian winters, a new EV educational tool by General Motors and Canada plants itself as an EV investment hub. This is your weekly report on the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Winter Blazers A common criticism against most electronics is lacklustre performance in the cold—particularly when […]

Buddy System: Nova Scotia journeypeople now able to train two apprentices at a time

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Repair facility owners in Nova Scotia are able to bring in an extra set of hands to help out thanks to a recent amendment to the province’s apprenticeship regulations aimed at meeting demand for skilled trades. Where previously apprenticeship training was intended to be a one-on-one experience between an apprentice and […]

Specialty Showcase: SEMA 2022 to feature more EV exhibitions

Nevada, United States — Get your toolkits and suitcases ready: this year’s SEMA 2022 show boasts more exhibitions addressing the automotive market’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before. According to the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) market report, aftermarket support for the electric market is a prime area for growth. Points of […]