EV/AV Report: Quebec EV targets, angry drivers and American legal impacts

Toronto, Ontario — Quebec announces plans to get two million electric cars on the road by 2030, autonomous cars grapple with angry drivers and insight on how the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new emissions standards will affect you. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Electric Expansion The Quebec government has […]

Cost Crunch: Nearly half of shops struggle with sourcing affordable parts, says IMR survey

Illinois, United States – Automotive industry research firm IMR has released survey results from independent automotive repair shops, with nearly half of all shops expecting challenges with sourcing affordable parts and a third expecting difficulties finding qualified and responsible technicians. This survey was conducted between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31 with IMR interviewing 500 independent […]

New Suits: CIECA announces 2023 board of trustee officers

North Carolina, United States — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce (CIECA) has elected the following trustee officers for 2023, following a Jan. 18 meeting. These officers will serve on CIECA’s executive committee, which oversees business matters throughout the year and plans the agenda for CIECA board meetings. Chair: Greg Best, Senior Business Analyst, California Casualty […]

Welcome Back: Mario Dimovski becomes newest IBIS Ambassador after 12-month hiatus

London, United Kingdom — The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) has announced the appointment of Mario Dimovski as an IBIS ambassador for North America, kick-starting its 2023 schedule themed “Sustainable Strategies for Success”. The IBIS Ambassadors program is a collaboration between IBIS Worldwide and automotive collision experts, bringing fresh, innovative content and expertise to audiences […]

Regional Tradeoffs: Panel ruling favours Canada and Mexico in 2020 US-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute

Washington D.C., United States — Mexico and Canada have won a dispute with the United States regarding cars shipped across regional borders, according to a report first published by Bloomberg. According to people familiar with the decision, a publicly unavailable report by the 2020 US-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s dispute-resolution panel made a ruling loosening the formula deciding whether […]

EV/AV Report: Perpetual motion and delayed releases

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, BMW patents a suspension system capable of converting road bumps into electric vehicle (EV) energy, Apple delays its autonomous vehicle (AV) debut to 2026, and Tesla returns radar sensors to its autopilot suite after a short hiatus. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Unlimited Power […]