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World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Symposium Presented In Montreal In June
April 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Speakers, exhibitors and sponsors from the entire electric drive supply chain, including R&D experts, leading manufacturers, top industry executives and government partners from around the world, will join nearly 2,000 expected attendees participating in the 29th International Electric Vehicle

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Diesel Emissions Inquiry Findings Expected To Shake Up Car Industry
April 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Motor manufacturers need to ensure new vehicles are cleaner in the wake of a UK inquiry which revealed diesel car emissions are far higher on the road than in laboratory tests. That is the view of a leading air

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Ontario Will Be Canada’s Export Leader in 2016
April 26, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

A resurgent auto sector, high demand in the US, and a low Canadian dollar are driving Ontario’s exports to seven per cent growth this year, the most growth of any province in Canada. EDC’s semi-annual Global Export Forecast predicts that

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AASA Telematics Technical Solutions Meeting Develops A Path Forward for the Automotive Aftermarket 
April 25, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    In a landmark meeting , the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) facilitated discussions among a broad cross section of industry experts to develop the strategies and processes to safeguard motorists’ freedom of repair choice as automotive technology advances.

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Volkswagen Used Code Words To Cover Up Emissions Cheating
April 23, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Volkswagen investigators are struggling to make headway through data secured from more than 1,500 laptops and other devices and probably won’t have a complete report on the carmaker’s emissions cheating by the end of the month, according to people

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True Zero Opens  Largest Hydrogen Network In The World 
April 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Significantly larger numbers of electric fuel-cell cars will go on sale in California this year following decades of hard work by thousands of automotive engineers, policymakers, and government-agency personnel. The simultaneous launch of the True Zero ( Network, a series

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First-ever IIHS headlight Ratings Show Most Need Improvement
April 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

The Toyota Prius v is the only midsize car out of 31 evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s first-ever headlight ratings. The best available headlights on 11 cars earn an acceptable rating, while

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SEMA President Chris Kersting Responds To EPA Decision On Racecar Regulation
April 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  SEMA president and CEO Chris Kersting released the following reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it would withdraw its proposed regulation on modified racecars: “We want to thank Congress for pushing EPA to withdraw an

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U.S. DOT And IIHS Announce Commitment To Automatic Emergency Braking
April 19, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced a commitment by 20 automakers representing more than 99% of the U.S. auto market to make automatic emergency braking a standard

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Vehicles with Best Safety Braking and Handling
April 13, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Consumer Reports released a report of what it called the the best-handling and best-braking vehicles, qualities which help prevent collisions. Top five braking models from 60 mph: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT: 107 feet Porsche 911 Carrera S: 108 feet

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SEMA Applauds New Congressional Legislation to Protect Modified Motor Vehicles
March 11, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  SEMA president and CEO Chris Kersting praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. “The EPA’s new interpretation of the Clean

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Why the Loonie Could Swan Dive in 2016
March 10, 2016 by Mark Borkowski

I recently spoke to a Canadian authority in foreign exchange, Rahim Madhavji, who is president of KnightsbridgeFx based in Toronto. 2015 was a busy year for Canada, he noted. But it was not kind to the loonie. Over the year, the Canadian