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AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 per cent
February 20, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 per cent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by the American Automobile Association also found that

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Auto Show highlights technology
February 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Canadian International Auto Show is on in Toronto. Car makers are doing their best to woo shoppers by boasted the amount of technology available in their vehicles. Telematics is a big seller from a variety of companies, giving drivers

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Ontario announces $40M for Ontario auto sector plan
February 15, 2019 by By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario is putting $40 million over three years into a new plan for the auto sector, including funding for innovation and training. The money is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness, which comes as General

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Ford recalls pickups over downshifting problem
February 15, 2019 by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. It includes about 221,000

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Black Book releases enhanced vehicle valuation tool
February 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Dealerships and used-car retailers now have access to an enhanced vehicle valuation tool from Black Book. Black Book Cherry will be available in desktop and mobile versions, to personalize dealership inventory discovery according to the most desirable vehicles at auction.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls trucks due to steering failure
February 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control. The recall covers Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis cabs from

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New year, same downward slide for auto sales
February 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

One year ago, sales of new vehicles were still feeling the high of 2017’s record breaking year as January went against expectations to post sales gains. This time around, however, the cold start to the year is a carryover of

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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics
January 17, 2019 by David McHugh And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that the

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix air bags
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people

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Toyota issues recall over Takata air bags
January 14, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls

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Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case
January 11, 2019 by Michael Balsamo And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler will pay more than US$650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on

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Ford to shake up European business, cut jobs
January 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ford Motor Co. says it is cutting jobs in Europe in a wide-ranging restructuring as it focuses on its most profitable models and shifts production towards electric cars. In a statement, the company said Thursday that “structural cost improvements will