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Trump admin links gas mileage to risk for drivers
August 3, 2018 by By Tom Krisher And Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press

The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a

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AIA rebrands labour project as AutoConnex
August 3, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has rebranded what was originally conceived as an ambitious Aftermarket Labour Market Intelligence project. The project will now be called AutoConnex, with a planned website that will be the focal point of “a movement

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Canada threatens retaliation if auto tariffs imposed
July 20, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

The federal government has sent a blunt warning to the Trump administration: if it slaps Canada with auto tariffs, Canada will hit back. Canada’s deputy ambassador to the U.S. delivered the message Thursday in Washington during testimony at U.S. Commerce

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Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs: report
July 20, 2018 by David Paddon, The Canadian Press

The average price of imported vehicles sold in the United States could jump by thousands of dollars if the Trump administration imposes tariffs under a worst-case scenario provided by the Center for Automotive Research. The Michigan-based think-tank estimates U.S. consumers

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Tariff tiff with China not doing any good: MEMA
July 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is warning that retaliatory tariffs with China will cause harm to the automotive industry. After more tariffs were placed on Chinese products, the MEMA believes core issues, like intellectual property rights protections, could fall

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End of Ontario EV rebates expected to hurt sales
July 16, 2018 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel rebates for electric vehicles in the province is expected to have a knock-on effect on sales. David Adams, president of the Global Automakers of Canada industry association, said Friday that experience elsewhere shows

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More charging stations set up in B.C.
July 6, 2018 by Adam Malik

BC Hydro is expanding its network of electric vehicle charging stations. The Crown utility says 28 new stations complete the second phase of its fast-charging network and are in addition to the 30 stations opened in 2016. Thirteen of the

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University of Alberta gets connected vehicle funding
July 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

Half-a-million dollars is going to the University of Alberta to help Canadian cities prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles. The funding will be going towards a “project to pilot the enhanced privacy of connected vehicle communications,” the federal government said

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Small biz group asks provinces to not be like feds
June 29, 2018 by Adam Malik

CFIB wants small business tax rate to be made available to SMEs regardless of existing passive investments

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Auto tariffs could lead to ‘Carmageddon’
June 27, 2018 by John Ward and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Trade war could lead to economic peril, groups warn MPs

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Midwest shops excited about change, new association says
June 27, 2018 by Allan Janssen

ASA Midwest to change name to Midwest Auto Care Alliance in September, following decision to split from national group.

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Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted: police
June 22, 2018 by Tom Krisher And Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by