Steve Mertl Steve Mertl is Vancouver Correspondent for Automotive News Canada. [email protected] (604) 551-8653 Vancouver Correspondent See All Staff Page Recent Stories ElectraMecannica starts EV output in China The single-seat all-electric Solo, to be sold in the U.S. and starting at $18,500, has been in development for about five years and undergone steady refinement as it approached commercial production. Canada could be on an emissions collision course with the U.S. Canada could find itself drawn into the tussle over U.S. emissions standards if a review of current regulation leads to their relaxation. Porsche teams with video game maker Epic Games in design tools breakthrough Porsche has partnered with video game maker Epic Games and Nvidia, a leader in graphic processing hardware, to demonstrate what they tout as a breakthrough in computer design rendering. BlackBerry partners with China's Baidu on autonomous vehicle tech BlackBerry is partnering with Beijing-based Baidu to speed up deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology to automakers and their suppliers. BlackBerry recommends framework for AV and connected-car security BlackBerry, whose profile in the auto sector has risen sharply in the last two years, has released its own recommended framework to protect autonomous and connected vehicles from cyberattack. BlackBerry strikes deal with Chinese parts supplier Former smartphone giant BlackBerry increased its footprint in the auto sector Monday when it struck a deal with China's Yanfeng Visteon. Leasing's exotic side Canadian companies thrive on quality low-mileage lease returns while creating a captive audience. Magna shopping its hydrogen fuel-cell range extender for EVs Magna is shopping around a hydrogen fuel-cell platform as a range extender for battery EVs. It allows a vehicle to recharge its battery on the move. Quebec incentives cover used Nissan Leafs, including U.S. ones Used Nissan Leafs from the U.S. could migrate north to take advantage of an incentive program offered by Canada's Quebec province and embraced by Nissan North America. 'Deceptively fast' utility vehicles gain popularity with police Police departments are not immune to the utility-vehicle wave that has engulfed retail auto sales, and for the same reasons.