Auto, battery makers investing in small Canadian cobalt, lithium minersDec. 11
Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and batteries. More than a dozen groups, including car and battery makers, are investing.
Vulog opens its car-sharing platform to automakers, rental agenciesDec. 11
Vancouver lab at the heart of solving cobalt crunch for EVsDec. 1
Scientists working for American Manganese in Vancouver have developed a way to produce enough cobalt to power all the EVs on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries.
Bon voyage to Lincoln's 'MK' confusionDec. 4
Eleven years after ditching a long history of well-known names for the MK scheme, the brand is charting a new path with the introduction of the 2019 Nautilus, which will be built in Ontario and replaces the MKX.
GM making big changes to lighten pickupsDec. 11
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fibre, whose long, labour-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.
KAR's TradeRev adds features in CanadaDec. 8
GM offers U.S. in-car purchases via Marketplace app while Canada waitsDec. 5
November auto sales down 1.1% while shift to trucks continuesDec. 1
Canadian auto sales totalled 159,072 vehicles in November, down 1.1 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Scotiabank Economics says that "the crossover utility craze remains in full force."
Nissan's out-of-this-world 'Star Wars' sequelNov. 27
Lincoln rebrands MKX as Nautilus as brand drops confusing MK nameNov. 28
Say hello to the Lincoln Nautilus and goodbye to the brand's "MK" naming scheme that some customers still haven't deciphered after more than a decade. First to go is the MKX, which will become the Nautilus when the 2019 model reaches showrooms next year.
Quebec company offers employees $2,000 to buy electric vehiclesNov. 28
Cascades Inc., a paper product manufacturer in Quebec, is offering $2,000 to employees who buy an EV within the next year. Starting in January, 3.5 per cent of all vehicle sales in Quebec will have to be ZEVs.