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GM CEO confirms suspicions it will develop electric pickup trucks
May 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM has been reluctant to reveal any plans to join the race for an electric pickup… Until now. On April 30 CEO Mary Barra confirmed GM’s commitment to developing a line of full-size electric pickups on a conference call with

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Spectra Premium invests in Swedish facility
May 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

Spectra Premium Industries announced through its European subsidiary, TechROi Fuel Systems AB (TFS) that it has invested in a new stainless steel fuel tank assembly line in Trollhättan, Sweden. The new facility, to open in October 2019, will involve manufacturing

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More automotive service is being booked online
April 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analysts at Frost & Sullivan expect upwards of US$400 million in service work to be booked online worldwide. Europe leads the way in what Frost & Sullivan calls “the Uberization of vehicle services.” There is growing consumer acceptance there

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Tesla gears up for fully self driving cars amid skepticism
April 26, 2019 by Michael Liedtke And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is

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Volvo’s European models to warn each other of hazards
April 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Volvo Cars is introducing connected safety technologies to its vehicles in Europe. As the evolution of the connected car continues to grow, the technology from Volvo will allow its vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of slippery

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features
April 17, 2019 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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B.C. wants zero emission cars, trucks by 2040
April 12, 2019 by The Canadian Press

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled recently. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles.

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Denso pumping more money into electrification
April 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is making an aggressive push towards the development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies. The mobility supplier announced an investment of US$1.6 billion over the next three years to boost its performance in the space as

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New Product: ATE hydraulic control unit from Continental
April 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental says its new ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) can eliminate the need to replace the entire brake control (ECU) unit when only the HCU needs replacement. Developed as an original part for direct aftermarket replacement, the ATE HCU

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AIA’s new ASAP program holds EV primer event
April 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners and technicians get a crash-course on what it will take to tackle hybrid repairs.

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Denso opens new technical centre
April 10, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mobility supplier Denso is opening a new facility geared towards cutting-edge aftermarket products and services. These technologies will centre around automotive inspection and telematics systems in an effort to focus on aftermarket services and open up greater access to vehicle