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What Ontarians think about EVs
October 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

The popularity of internal combustion engines has fallen among Ontario drivers, suggesting a shift in consumer sentiment, a recent study suggests. While still the dominant choice, when asked what type of powertrain people want in their next vehicles, internal combustion

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Quebec regulator to look at connected, autonomous vehicles
October 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

The oversight body for Quebec’s financial sector wants to better familiarize itself with connected and autonomous vehicles. The Autorité des marchés financiers, responsible for the regulation of the financial industry in Quebec, released an issues paper recently, saying that the

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Many new vehicle technologies going unused
October 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

While technology may be a reason a consumer buys a new vehicle, a new report finds that people don’t use all of what’s available — and they don’t intend on getting around to it either. The J.D. Power 2021 U.S.

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Move EV stations coming in Ottawa
October 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

Hydro Ottawa is providing funding to eligible applicants for electric vehicle charging stations in Ottawa. The funding initiative will cover up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. Eligible locations are:

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Mercedes intros mixed reality for techs
October 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Technicians working at Mercedes Benz Canada will be able to train with mixed reality technology. The company announced the deployment of the technology for tech training, which it says will lead to faster and more precise vehicle servicing for its

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How much more tech is on tap for tomorrow’s cars
October 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Connected vehicles are about to become even more technologically advanced, according to a recent report. Global Connected Cars Outlook, 2021 from global consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan noted that automakers, suppliers and technology providers are moving towards new business models

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Insurance company backs autonomous vehicles
October 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

A piece of the autonomous vehicle puzzle became a little clearer after one insurance company recently put out a position paper in support of the technology, citing safer roads. As all vehicles in operation in Canada must have automobile insurance,

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Two Canadians taking part in Indy autonomous challenge
October 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

A pair of Canadian university students will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend as part of an autonomous race car challenge. Brian Mao and Ben Zhang from the University of Waterloo are part of a four-university team that

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Ontario utility to add to electrification infrastructure
October 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new subsidiary from Ontario Power Generation will set up electrification and charging infrastructure for transit agencies and corporate fleets. PowerOn will support large-scale electrification projects to help power vehicles using clean electricity. It will provide solutions encompassing all electrical

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EVs can help significantly reduce GHG emissions: Report
October 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

Increasing use of passenger electric vehicles offers the greatest potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effect manner, says a new report. In addition, by decarbonizing the electrical sector and industry and building electrification, CO2 emissions could fall

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The mentality shops need going forward
October 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

Always plan for the future, have an innovative mindset and embrace opportunities. Those are three tips an automotive repair shop leader applies at his company, and are essential for others. “Technology is definitely driving new trends in the automotive space,”

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Mazda adding hybrid options to lineup
October 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

A number of new sport utility vehicles from Mazda will come with be available as plug-in hybrids, in addition to gasoline. Furthermore, Mazda noted in a press release that it will complete the electrification of every vehicle it produces by