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Electronics company unveils EV plans
January 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sony, the company perhaps best known for its televisions and stereos, is moving closer to entering the electric vehicle space. Sony Group Corp. announced its new electric-vehicle unit, Sony Mobility Inc., at CES 2022. It also unveiled a prototype of

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Where Mercedes is putting new chargers
January 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle owners in Quebec and eastern Ontario will be able to find more charging stations. The company announced last month that integration with Hydro-Quebec’s Electric Circuit network. This will give Mercedes-EQ drivers access to more than 3,300 additional

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As sweet spot grows, these vehicles will boost your business
January 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

A rush to buy larger vehicles a few years ago is going to pay greater dividends to the automotive aftermarket, according to an industry expert. Furthermore, with consumers buying fewer new vehicles, the young end of the average vehicle age

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The company that knocked GM off its perch
January 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Toyota was the top-selling brand in the United States in 2021, a first for the company. General Motors had been in the top spot for the last 90 years. But it appears supply chain shortages held it back, according to

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How much supply shortages hurt Canadian new vehicle sales
January 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

If 2020 was the year of not enough customers, 2021 was the year of not enough vehicles thanks to supply chain constraints, as DesRosiers Automotive Consultants put it. Light vehicle sales in Canada finished at an estimated 1,638,398 units last

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More OE shortages, more good aftermarket news
January 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

There are more potential shortage and supply chain issues coming down for automakers and that could mean more good news for the automotive aftermarket, according to an industry analyst. These days, the chip shortage is getting all the attention. But,

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Ford ups electric F-150 production
January 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

Citing huge demand, Ford announced it was going to nearly double the annual production of its highly anticipated electric pickup truck. The company noted a large number of advanced reservations for its electrified F-150 Lightning. The company has been marketing

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Toyota pumps more money into EV development
January 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Toyota is upping the pace of its electrification ambitions following new investments into electric vehicle technology. The move to pump US$70 billion into its plans seems to be with the intention of moving ahead of market leaders like Tesla, the

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Tesla recalls two models
January 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

Just before 2021 closed its doors, Tesla issued a recall of more than half a million of its vehicles in Canada and the United States. The issue is centred around defects at the front and rear of two models. According

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BMW, Blackberry team up on driver assistance
December 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Blackberry has signed a multi-year agreement with BMW to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s driver assistance systems. The Waterloo, Ontario-based software company will licence its QNX technology and have a team of engineers working to support developing

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Auto shows across the country cancelled
December 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

Organizers of auto shows in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have called off their events due to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and related uncertainty. The Montreal International Auto Show was set to run Jan. 21-30. Toronto’s Canadian

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Details on the Mercedes-Benz diesel class actions settlement
December 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

Mercedes-Benz’s American and Canadian operations have agreed to a settlement on a diesel emissions class action lawsuit. The agreement affects about 83,000 BlueTEC diesel vehicles in Canada. The proposed settlement, announced by law firm Koskie Minsky LLP, will provide cash