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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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Nissan says exhaust tests were altered in latest scandal
July 10, 2018 by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Nissan Motor Co. said that it altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. Nissan acknowledged in September that it had been

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Does hydrogen have a future in the auto world?
July 9, 2018 by Allan Janssen

In the third part of an exclusive new series, James Carters talks about hydrogen fuel cells and the likelihood that it will be a profitable development for the aftermarket.

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Does hydrogen have a future in the auto world?
July 9, 2018 by James Carter

Part 3 of 7 in an exclusive new series.

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AIA to host its annual Grand Forum in October
July 9, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The Quebec division of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its Grand Forum on October 4, 2018. The annual event will be held at the Best Western Hotel Universel in Drummondville, Que. With an ambitious theme –

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GM donates three vehicles to Niagara College motive power program
July 6, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The vehicles rolled into Niagara College’s Motive Power Lab as key learning tools for aspiring technicians.

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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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Western Europe to see hybrid sales jump
July 5, 2018 by Adam Malik

At least one research team expects hybrid electric vehicles to see a boost over the next few years in Western Europe. The Freedonia Group sees HEVs sales to more than double current numbers through 2022, gaining an average of 21

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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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AAPEX to feature forum on Advanced Driver-Assist Systems
July 4, 2018 by Allan Janssen

This year’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will feature a special forum highlighting the challenges and opportunities of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The forum, to be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will

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EVs set to boom into 2030s
July 3, 2018 by Adam Malik

Last year, one million electric vehicles were sold. In 2032, experts predict 70 million will be sold – accounting for half of all consumer vehicles sold according to a new report. “We are witnessing a seismic shift in the auto

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Openbay gets funding to develop AI-enabled solutions for auto repair
July 3, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Openbay has secured US$8 million in financing to develop artificial intelligence (AI) enabled solutions for businesses that provide automotive repair services The Cambridge, Mass.-based company, which runs an online marketplace for automotive repair and services, says the funding will also