Choose Your Side: Volkswagen unveils Star Wars vans

Imperial City, Coruscant — From a galaxy far, far away to a premiere near you: vehicles from the Star Wars universe that Earth officials claim are modified Volkswagen ID Buzzes. The German manufacturers said this collaboration celebrates Disney’s new Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which arrived on Disney+ in late May. The wraps are based […]

Tuesday Ticker: May 3, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — This week, LKQ beats out analyst estimates with its Q1 2022 earnings report; Volkswagen considers Canada for future electrified business and Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes a deal to buy Twitter. LKQ’s leap LKQ reported its Q1 2022 earnings last week, beating out analyst estimates with earnings of US$1 per share. Zacks […]

The Big Buzz: Volkswagen ID. Buzz bus set to premiere today

Wolfsburg, Germany — The Volkswagen T1 bus is something of an iconic staple to many automotive enthusiasts and van-lifers alike. While the model ceased production in the late 1970s, Volkswagen might just have something up its sleeve to satiate the masses. On March 9 at 1 p.m. ET (7 p.m. Central European Time), Volkswagen will share […]

Tuesday Ticker: May 4, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, Volkswagen’s head honcho says the automaker will make its own chips for self-driving vehicles; gig-related stocks suffer following a Biden administration representative interview and Boyd Group Services marks a date for its Q1 financial results reveal. Homemade chips Volkswagen won’t be relying on an outside company for […]

American Alias: Volkswagen to become ‘Voltswagen’ in the U.S., says automaker

UPDATE: The name change was in fact an April Fool’s joke that was leaked to the media several days early by mistake. Toronto, Ontario — In what many initially believed to be a premature April Fools’ Day prank, Volkswagen of America has announced a name change to Voltswagen of America. The automaker’s U.S. branch announced […]

EV/AV Report: March 29, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Project Arrow meets it’s virtual twin that the APMA plans to use through the prototyping phase, Volkswagen reveals the ID.Buzz microbus as the its first full AV and the government of British Columbia helps support a Canadian electric heavy trucks company. Pixelated Production The […]

EV/AV Report: February 15, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, reports from China hint that Tesla’s Model Y may be further along than we thought, Toyota is gearing up to unveil a number of new electric offerings and Volkswagen and Microsoft have partnered up to develop a new AV platform. Tesla Tip Signs seem […]

Volkswagen agree $290 million settlement following emissions cheating scandal

By Tom Davis Ajax, Ontario — January 15, 2018 — Volkswagen has agreed to a settlement worth up to $290.5 million in Canada after diesel vehicles under the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands were caught up in an emissions cheating scandal. The agreement, which is still subject to court approval, will see the company make […]

CSN-427 Auto Collision becomes certified under Audi and Volkswagen

Scott Wideman (left) of Volkswagen Group Canada and Lorenzo D'Alessandro of CSN-427 Auto Collision. The facility has been certified for work on Audi's aluminum vehicles since 2006, and is now certified as both an Audi Authorized Collision Repair Facility and a Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — November 30, 2015 — CSN-427 Auto Collision made history in 2006 as the very first collision repair facility in the Greater Toronto Area to become Audi Aluminum certified. The repair centre has recently been recognized at an even higher level, with its certification as both an Audi Authorized Collision […]

UK government considers scrappage fees in twist on the VW emissions saga

The government of the UK is considering a scrappage scheme to encourage motorists to trade in higher-polluting vehicles.

By Jeff Sanford London, United Kingdom — November 25, 2015 — The UK House of Commons environment committee recently urged its government to consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars. The call came in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. The thinking was that the government should consider ways of encouraging drivers to trade […]