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Canada’s auto industry on cusp of rebuilding in NAFTA, but no thanks to CETA: Unifor

Canada’s auto industry on cusp of rebuilding in NAFTA, but no thanks to CETA: Unifor

Two major free trade agreements have the potential to affect Canada’s auto industry, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), already in place but due to be “tweaked” by the Trump administration, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, Canada’s biggest private-sector union,… Continue Reading

Fiat Chrysler denies wrongdoing as EPA accuses it of emissions cheating

Fiat Chrysler denies wrongdoing as EPA accuses it of emissions cheating

First Volkswagen, now Fiat Chrysler. A day after Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to its own emissions cheating scandal, the US Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of similar behaviour. The agency is accusing FCA of violating the Clean Air Act by installing engine management software on some of its… Continue Reading

Honda to spend $492 million on Alliston plant upgrades

Honda to spend $492 million on Alliston plant upgrades

Honda Canada will spend $492 million to upgrade its Alliston, Ontario assembly plant, it was announced today. The Ontario and federal governments will each contribute $41.8 million to the investment, in the form of grants from the Automotive Innovation Fund. The government contribution makes up 17 per cent of the total investment, which will be… Continue Reading

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, first electric minivan, rolls out in Windsor

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, first electric minivan, rolls out in Windsor

With the official launch of the world’s first hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler’s Windsor assembly plant further solidifies its position as one of North America’s leading minivan producers. The plant has been turning out minivans from the same assembly line since 1983, starting with the Dodge Grand Caravan and then the gas-powered Pacifica.… Continue Reading

World’s fastest electric car sets new performance benchmark for EVs

World’s fastest electric car sets new performance benchmark for EVs

“We believe that when the car ownership experience exceeds expectations, electric vehicles will become the natural choice for everyone.” So said William Li, chairman and founder of NextEV, creator of the NIO EP9, the car now claiming the title of the world’s fastest electric vehicle. It is difficult to imagine how this “supercar” would not… Continue Reading

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