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 […]

Carbon Closure: No fossil-fueled vehicles built at GM Ingersoll after April

Ingersoll, Ontario – The last Chevy Equinox is scheduled for completion on April 29, making it the last fossil-fuel-dependent vehicle to be assembled at Ingersoll’s CAMI Assembly Plant. UNIFOR Local 88, the union representing workers at GM CAMI Assembly says this is a milestone for the hundreds of employees who worked at the plant for […]

Cyber Stall: Toyota forced to halt domestic production due to suspected cyber attack

Toronto, Ontario — Proving the need for adequate online protection for businesses, Toyota has announced that it will be forced to halt production at its 14 Japanese factories on Tuesday, due a suspected cyber attack suffered by one of the automaker’s plastic parts suppliers. Toyota says they expect to lose about 13,000 vehicles in output […]

Acura’s Accomplishments: Acura celebrates 35 years since Canadian launch

Toronto, Ontario — Sure maybe its hair is thinning and pop gives it a headache now, but we should still all congratulate Acura Canada on it’s 35th anniversary in the country and for finding a new passion in frisbee golf. In celebration of its 35th year, Acura announced on Monday that the Honda-owned automaker has […]

EV/AV Report: January 31, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the federal government invests half-a-million dollars into EV awareness campaigns in Ontario, Tesla is putting a priority on output this year and a Quebec recycler has secured funding for a recycling plant in the province. EV Exposure The federal government announced that they have […]

Summer of ‘67: Vehicle production in Canada hits biggest low in decades

Toronto, Ontario — The last time light vehicle production in Canada was so bad, the Maple Leafs were still winning Stanley Cups. A solid zinger, but also the truth.  According to a new report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, last year’s vehicle production of 1.1 million vehicles was on par with levels not seen since 1967. […]

Automated Integrity: Audi to use AI to verify weld quality in high-volume production

Toronto, Ontario — Audi is taking new steps to further streamline its production process, announcing that artificial intelligence will be used to guarantee weld quality for high-volume production at its Neckarsulm, Germany facility. According to Audi, about 5,300 spot welds are used to join the parts that comprise the body of an Audi A6. In […]

Scar Parts: Toyota to permit cosmetically ‘imperfect parts’ from suppliers

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is calling for all-hands-on-deck to fight against the ongoing automotive materials shortage, announcing that they will permit the use of scratched, blemished, and otherwise “imperfect” parts from suppliers while global supply chains level out. This announcement sets a new precedent for the automaker known for strict quality control. “We are careful […]

Ace in the Hole: Toyota to return to full production levels by end of December

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota has announced that they expect to be back at full production at all of their facilities by the end of the year, baffling the rest of the industry as to how the Japanese automaker is pulling ahead amid a global microchip shortage. Toyota’s head office issued a press release earlier this […]