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News Automotive General
December 10, 2020  

Indian auto parts company expanding operations to Ontario

Plastic Component Industries will invest $4 million in the new facility.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 4, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 2, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General Technology
November 24, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 17, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 12, 2020  

Martinrea says recent union deals could boost Canadian manufacturing

$5 billion-worth of investments announced this fall offers auto parts suppliers work to win.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 11, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 11, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General Sustainability
November 10, 2020  

Ford adding 350 jobs at 2 plants to make electric vehicles

500 workers between the Kansas City Assembly Plant the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 10, 2020  

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

News Automotive Manufacturing Metals Minerals General
November 9, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 5, 2020  

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.

Feature Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 3, 2020  

Canada’s auto industry: Investment has slowed, electric vehicles beckon

There are challenges for the Canadian industry to overcome but also opportunities.

News Aerospace Automotive Manufacturing General
October 22, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 22, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 20, 2020  

Cymat and Tesseract co-operate on aluminum foam use

SmartMetal used in combination with a high-strength aluminum skin for crash energy absorption.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 20, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
October 20, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 15, 2020  

[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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General
October 13, 2020  

Knoxville purchases up to 25 battery-electric New Flyer buses

Contract includes charging infrastructure, installation services and options for more buses.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 9, 2020  

Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville

More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 9, 2020  

[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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Production
October 8, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
October 1, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 28, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 28, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 24, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 23, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 23, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 22, 2020  

Canadian auto workers extend Ford contract, delay strike

Unifor is looking for electric vehicle commitments from the Oakville, Ont. automaker.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 21, 2020  

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

Nikola rejects accusations that the company made false claims about its vehicles.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 21, 2020  

EV sales slump as supply challenges leave dealers short

Battery shortages and manufacturers prioritizing shipments to China and Europe contributing to shortfall.