Through a Toronto-based digital e-commerce platform called MotoCommerce, Genesis Motors Canada has been able to sell cars without dealerships.
Ontario fired up the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the Greater Toronto Area this week, but the province remains well short of the 485 public EV chargers it had pledged to install by the end of March.
Ford Motor Co. said its second-quarter net income was up 3.7 per cent from the same period a year ago because of a favorable tax rate. Meanwhile, Canadian sales soared nearly 11 per cent in the quarter.
While its sales soared in Canada, General Motors said its net income dropped 42 per cent in the second quarter, primarily because of the pending sale and restructuring of its European operations.
The Montreal Economics Institute estimates automakers will have to raise the sticker price of traditional vehicles by $1,100 by 2025 in order to pay for “credits” if they fall short of selling the required number of electric vehicles each year.
Toyota Canada is recalling about 37,000 vehicles because block heater wiring could short circuit and cause a fire. The heaters were installed at dealerships, not factories.
Ford says the freshened 2018 Mustang will be its fastest pony car ever, going from zero to 100 km/h in fewer than four seconds with its new optional "drag strip" mode.
FCA is recalling 7,802 Dodge Challengers in the United States and about 390 in Canada because the cars may roll after being parked. FCA will update vehicle software to help ensure the vehicles are in "park."
Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it prepares to shift more attention to other crossovers.
About 5.3 million Canadian vehicles have been recalled due to faulty Takata airbag inflators, but only 851,000 of them have been fixed as the focus remains on vehicles more at risk of malfunction in warm, humid climates.
Canada's Magna International says proposed changes to Ontario labour laws would make doing business in the province nearly impossible for the auto parts giant. Other manufacturers have similar concerns.
A coalition of automakers, led by Hyundai, Honda and Toyota, is looking to the Canadian government for help in providing the infrastructure needed to expand the sale of hydrogen vehicles.