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News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 16, 2020  

Province ramps up production of Ontario-made ventilators

Equipment will support frontline health care, prepare province for future challenges.

News Automotive Construction Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
September 15, 2020  

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.

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

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 29, 2020  

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

News Automotive General Production Sustainability
July 23, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
July 22, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Technology
July 15, 2020  

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.

Feature Automotive Manufacturing General
July 9, 2020  

Back to work: It’s safety first at TMMC’s assembly plants

GHD helps the automaker ramp up and discusses effective measures.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 6, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Energy Government Manufacturing General
July 2, 2020  

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

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 2, 2020  

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.

Tech Centre Automotive General
June 23, 2020  

Imaging system speeds up inspection

BitFlow solution created for auto parts.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 11, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 5, 2020  

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.

News Automotive General
June 4, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 1, 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.

News Automotive General
May 28, 2020  

Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology

Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving

News Automotive Government General
May 28, 2020  

Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks

Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.