Category Archives: Automotive

Canada’s transport minister detects ‘shift’ in U.S. outlook after meetings in D.C.

WASHINGTON — The latest federal cabinet minister to press Canada's case with President Joe Biden's administration says he is detecting a positive "shift" in U.S. thinking when it comes to the question of tax incentives for electric vehicles.  Transport...

Feds, Ontario invest $1B to retool Stellantis plants to make electric vehicles

OTTAWA — Canada and Ontario are jointly investing more than $1 billion to help Stellantis retool its Canadian auto plants to make electric vehicles. Stellantis, the new company created a year ago by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and France's Group

Electric retooling at Stellantis plants part of $16-billion auto sector overhaul

OTTAWA — It has been an electric spring for Canada's automakers with more than $13 billion promised in just eight weeks to build the needed battery supply chains and shift production from combustion-engine to plug-in vehicles. That is on top of

Federal, Ontario governments invest $259M each in GM for Oshawa, CAMI facilities

OSHAWA, Ont. — The federal and Ontario governments are spending $259 million each to support production at General Motors facilities in the province, including an electric vehicle production line they say will be the first of its kind in the

U.S. using Defense Production Act to kick-start domestic critical minerals production

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden brandished one of the biggest weapons in his economic arsenal Thursday in hopes of turning the United States into a leading producer of electric-vehicle batteries and the minerals used to make them.  Biden issued an ord...

Electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Windsor, Ont.

Automaker Stellantis and South Korean battery-maker LG Energy Solution will build a large-scale electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ont., a "game-changing" announcement federal and provincial leaders said positions Ontario to build the cars of t...

Ontario putting $91M toward electric vehicle chargers at rest stops, parks

TORONTO — Ontario is putting $91 million toward installing electric vehicle chargers at highway rest stops, carpool parking lots, parks and hockey arenas. It's the first time the Progressive Conservative government has funded charging stations for elec...

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe

OTTAWA — More new electric vehicles hit the road in Canada last year than ever before but the growth is nowhere near what is happening in Europe. Statistics Canada says 65,253 new battery-only and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered in

On heels of protectionist state of the union, Biden rolls out Buy American revamp

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden briefly shouted out America's allies and trading partners Friday even as he rolled out new details of his administration's long-promised plan to more stringently enforce the country's Buy American rules.  That plan incl...

Magna joins other Canadian companies in idling Russian operations over Ukraine war

TORONTO — Magna International Inc. is joining other Canadian companies in standing up against aggression in Ukraine by idling its Russian operations. "Like most in the international community, we remain deeply concerned with the very unfortunate situat...