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News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 8, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 3, 2020  

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

Automakers will also co-operate on purchasing, research and connected services.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 3, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant

Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 28, 2020  

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

Also joining Bezos climate initiative to go completely carbon neutral by 2039.

News Automotive General Sustainability
August 21, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
August 17, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
August 13, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
August 13, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 10, 2020  

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

News Automotive General
August 10, 2020  

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

News Automotive Electronics Transportation General
August 5, 2020  

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

News Automotive General
August 5, 2020  

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

News Automotive General
August 4, 2020  

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

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 4, 2020  

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