Indian auto parts company expanding operations to Ontario
Plastic Component Industries will invest $4 million in the new facility.
Automakers prep for stronger mileage standards under Biden
Most automakers want one national standard so they don’t have to build two versions of each vehicle.
Auto sales fall 10.4% in November as COVID-19 restrictions return
128,351 cars and trucks were sold, down 10.4% from a year ago.
Researcher develops innovative way to look inside lithium ion batteries
Rapid testing of the particles inside a lithium ion battery at the nano scale wins Audrey Taylor a Mitacs award.
Quebec to ban sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035
$6.7-billion plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also pay for more electric charging stations and convert buildings to electric heating.
Martinrea says recent union deals could boost Canadian manufacturing
$5 billion-worth of investments announced this fall offers auto parts suppliers work to win.
Electrifying Canada’s bus fleets needs $3B a year: Transit group
$1.5 billion set aside to get 5,000 electric school and transit buses on the road in Canada by 2025.
Auto industry has hit trough from COVID-19: Linamar CEO
Hasenfratz says auto sales have bounced back from Q2 lows, although still dragging from the pandemic.
Ford adding 350 jobs at 2 plants to make electric vehicles
500 workers between the Kansas City Assembly Plant the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
Federal government still working on investments in Fiat Chrysler, GM
Open to working with other automakers who submit plans to increase their footprints in Canad
Mining metals needed for electrification faces low price obstacle
More than $1 trillion of investment needed in key aluminum, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years.
Unifor, GM reach tentative labour deal after extending negotiation
Deal recommended for 1,700 members working at GM plants in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock.
Canada’s auto industry: Investment has slowed, electric vehicles beckon
There are challenges for the Canadian industry to overcome but also opportunities.
Can’t crush this: Beetle armour gives clues to tougher planes
Bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach scientists about designing stronger planes and buildings.
Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant
Part of a development deal with the city for the land where Mack assembly plant is being built.
Cymat and Tesseract co-operate on aluminum foam use
SmartMetal used in combination with a high-strength aluminum skin for crash energy absorption.
Magna CEO Walker to retire at end of 2020, Seetarama Kotagiri up next
Kotagiri, currently Magna’s president, has more than 25 years of automotive industry experience, 21 years with the company.
FCA workers approve Unifor deal to retool Windsor plant for EVs
Deal adds about 2,000 new jobs by 2024, helping the company bounce back from staffing cuts over recent months.
[UPDATED] Unifor reaches tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Union went into negotiations with concerns about restoring the third shift at FCA’s Windsor and Brampton facilities.
Knoxville purchases up to 25 battery-electric New Flyer buses
Contract includes charging infrastructure, installation services and options for more buses.
Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville
More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.
[UPDATED] Feds, Ontario ante up $590M for EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Funding is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion between the automaker and Unifor announced in September.
Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed
Automaker would get an 11% stake in exchange for engineering and building Nikola’s Badger hydrogen fuel cell and electric pickup truck.
Ohio tells GM to repay tax break after it shut down plant
Automaker must also invest $12 million in workforce and education needs near the former Lordstown plant closed last year.
Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford
A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.
New SUV is next step in VW’s post scandal electric offensive
ID.4 combines the battery drive favoured by environmental rules in Europe and China.
California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars
Proposed rule would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks.
Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $2B in EV contracts
Includes five electric vehicles for Oakville and an engine contract that could yield new jobs in Windsor.
Canadian auto workers extend Ford contract, delay strike
Unifor is looking for electric vehicle commitments from the Oakville, Ont. automaker.
Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations
Nikola rejects accusations that the company made false claims about its vehicles.
EV sales slump as supply challenges leave dealers short
Battery shortages and manufacturers prioritizing shipments to China and Europe contributing to shortfall.