Province ramps up production of Ontario-made ventilators
Equipment will support frontline health care, prepare province for future challenges.
Ballard launches high-power density fuel cell stack for vehicle propulsion
For use in bus, rail, marine, mining, construction and aerospace vehicles, plus stationary power applications.
Unifor targets auto OEM as labour negotiations heat up
Ford picked as the template agreement. Union is pushing for commitments that new products will be made at Canadian plants.
Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together
Automakers will also co-operate on purchasing, research and connected services.
EU share of electric cars grew during virus lockdown months
Chargeable cars rose to 7.2% in the April-June quarter from 6.8% in the first quarter, but sales fell.
GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant
Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.
Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon
Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.
Advocates hope Ottawa expands, renews electric car rebate program
Provides up to $5,000 back on the purchase or lease of a new battery vehicle, or hybrid.
More electric vehicle charging stations available at Parks Canada places
Feds commit to having charging station infrastructure at or near Parks Canada places across the country by 2021.
Ford issues recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Corsair
Vehicles with 2016 to 2018 model years built at the Oakville Assembly Plant between mid-2014 and the end of 2017.
Unifor warns against COVID concessions as Big Three negotiations begin
Dias said car companies are planning for demand six years from now, pressure from the pandemic is temporary.
Martinrea loses $146.9M in Q2 on 51% drop in sales due to COVID-19
The autoparts manufacturer says it expects a strong third quarter as automakers replenish low vehicle inventories
Fiat Chrysler calls GM’s bribery allegations ‘preposterous’
GM alleged in a court filing last week that FCA spent millions on bribes by stashing the money in foreign accounts
Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski helped steer Google’s self-driving car project before landing at Uber
There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead
Garbage trucks, buses and the van that delivers your Amazon purchases are all prime candidates for electrification
Canadian auto sales hit 165,020 in July, up 6.2% from June
After a “brutal” collapse in April, sales jumped 147% and 37.3% in each of the following months, before the 6.2% increase in July
Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles
The recall in Canada covers 2018 to 2020 Honda Odysseys, 2019 to 2020 Honda Passports and 2019 to 2021 Honda Pilots
Plant closings send GM to 2Q loss, but signs of improvement
The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant
Austin gets the nod to build upcoming Cybertruck pickup, and second US site for the Model Y small SUV.
Tesla makes US$104M profit in 2Q despite factory shutdown
Picked a site for its second US assembly plant, although the location wasn’t released.
Europe’s shift to electric cars picks up despite recession
Sales of internal combustion cars have fallen, demand for battery-only cars and hybrids has been stable or even increased.
Back to work: It’s safety first at TMMC’s assembly plants
GHD helps the automaker ramp up and discusses effective measures.
Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales
Two- and four-door versions aimed at taking sales from Fiat Chrysler’s top brand.
Building Back Better Canada Plan can create, maintain 6.3M jobs: report
The report argues it is essential that the federal government set the right policy framework to drive the transition to net-zero emissions
Tesla threatens firing if workers afraid of virus don’t return to jobs
Labour activists want state and county officials to do a better job ensuring proper safety procedures are followed at the Fremont factory.
Imaging system speeds up inspection
BitFlow solution created for auto parts.
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
TMMC tallies 9M vehicles with Lexus RX 450h in Cambridge
500,000 vehicles built annually, making TMMC the highest producing Toyota and Lexus plant in North America.
Global EV sales increase with stringent emission norms: Frost & Sullivan
Electric vehicles estimated to grow by 8.6% year-on-year, registering 2.5 million unit sales globally in 2020.
Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts
UAW says Ford and GM have had at least a half-dozen cases, while Fiat Chrysler has had five.
Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks
Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.