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Crossover Year: EVs may equal ICE vehicles by 2038
May 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  42% Percentage of Canadian jobs at high risk of becoming automated. Some 36% of jobs are at low risk, less vulnerable to automation. 1% of jobs could become fully automated. Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship   2038 Approximately

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Report finds driver confusion over vehicle data
May 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Nearly three-quarters of Canadian consumers believe they should own the data their vehicles produce, according to a survey commissioned by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA). Some 74% of 2,061 survey respondents believe they’re the rightful owners of

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Diagnostic scan data reveals six repair issues per vehicle
May 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A California-based automotive diagnostics company says early analysis of more than 5,000 vehicle scans showed an average of six repair issues per vehicle. CarMD says the scans, all done in 2019 with its new Pro Scan diagnostic tool, revealed 80%

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Vehicle sales recovery likely won’t come until 2021: DesRosiers
April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 on auto sales in Canada likely won’t come until 2021, according to a new report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. In the first of what is anticipated to be a series of updates, DesRosiers examined

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March light vehicle sales drop 48.3%: report
April 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Nearly half of Canadians who were planning to purchase a new vehicle last month put those plans on hold, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Total sales fell an estimated 48.3% as the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak made itself felt

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Global vehicle sales expected to decline 22% in 2020: IHS Markit
April 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Global light vehicle sales are forecast to fall 22 percent to 70.3 million units this year in the wake of COVID-19, according to the most recent analysis from IHS Markit. “The unexpected and sudden nature of the impacts of the

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Average price of new car in Canada now exceeds $40,000
April 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The average selling price of a new light vehicle in Canada now exceeds $40,000, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The data company found that at the end of 2019, the average light vehicle sold for $40,941. In 2015, the average

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Eucon expands into Canada
April 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Data solutions and intelligence services provider Eucon of North America, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has opened a fully-owned subsidiary in Toronto. Eucon Canada Ltd. was established to provide Canadian customers with better and more focused support, while also pursuing the development

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GM wins IHS Markit loyalty award
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

General Motors Corporation has retained its position as leader in automotive manufacturer loyalty, as measured by IHS Markit’s annual Automotive Loyalty Awards program. The program, now in its 24th year, recognizes OEMs and brands for their leadership in customer retention. Winners were

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Pandemic brings financial concerns: survey
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Three out of four Canadians say they’re feeling financial stress as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A study by financial technology company Borrowell found that 74% of those surveyed reported feeling some degree of stress brought on by the

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February car sales follows January’s positive trend
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants estimates that February car sales in Canada increased, continuing the positive showing seen in January. Total February 2020 sales settled at an estimated 123,375 units, a 2.1% increase from February 2019 when 120,891 total units were sold.

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By the Numbers: Road safety and painted cars
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  1,914,357 Number of light vehicles sold in Canada in 2019, a decrease of 3.6% from 2018, and the second annual decrease in a row. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants   5.2 million While it wasn’t a great year for new vehicle,