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