Retail B.C. dealers scramble for EV supply in wake of new federal rebate B.C. and Quebec offer EV rebates of up to $5,000 and $8,000, respectively. Those rebates can be combined with the $5,000 federal incentive, which means a B.C. buyer can enjoy a discount of up to $10,000, depending on the vehicle. Automakers GM: Most vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023 Government Regulations B.C. earns an A for ZEV policy Retail Canadian dealers rate Ford Credit best among lenders Trade and Tariffs Progress being made in North American trade deal vote, say U.S. senators Government Relations How the government's $130M EV charging investment could ease range anxiety Ford Ford plans to complete 7,000 salaried job cuts by September, saving $600 million annually Best Practices Creating a culture of 'empathy' for customers Recalls FCA issues two recalls for more than 72,000 Canada vehicles Trade and Tariffs Canada vows 'full steam ahead' on ratifying trade pact after U.S. lifts metals tariffs U.S. metals tariffs were a major irritant for Canada and Mexico and had caused them to halt progress toward ratification of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Suppliers Multimatic's new driving simulator near Detroit will create 50 jobs The Canadian auto supplier -- most recently known for building Ford's $450,000 GT supercar -- will develop technology for hybrid and electric vehicles at a driving simulation centre near Detroit. Trade and Tariffs U.S. to lift steel, aluminum duties on Canada and Mexico As part of the agreement to scrap the levies, the U.S. will be able to impose new tariffs on Canada and Mexico if they don’t do enough to prevent any surge of imports of the metals, people familiar with the matter said. Mobility $11M AV test track officially opens in Ottawa A 25-kilometre test course that opened in Ottawa on Friday for autonomous and connected vehicles is North America's first to combine all available AV and vehicle-to-vehicle technologies, its backers say. Automakers $1B faulty airbag class-action suit planned by Ontario firm, report says A Windsor, Ont., law firm plans to launch a $1-billion class action lawsuit against an airbag supplier and six automakers, alleging they installed faulty airbags, the Windsor Star reports. Executives Mercedes picks China chief Speeks to lead North America Nicholas Speeks, 60, a career-long veteran of Mercedes-Benz, takes over from Dietmar Exler, who is leaving the company for a role said to be outside the auto industry. Retail New head of Ontario's dealers association goes the distance Since joining TADA’s board in 2014 Cliff Lafreniere has attended all its meetings. And rather than fly to Toronto, he drives the nearly 12-hour, 1,200-kilometre round trip because he finds it faster. Technology Majority of consumers would welcome self-driving cars, study finds Capgemini's Markus Winkler said engineers and researchers need to work hand-in-hand with marketers and user-experience experts to create self-driving cars that serve customers' needs. Suppliers U.S. nears deal with Canada, Mexico over removing metals tariffs U.S. officials have insisted they will only lift the tariffs if Canada and Mexico accept quotas or other mechanisms that would prevent them from becoming a conduit for cheap steel entering the U.S. from other countries including China. Technology Cybersecurity standards lag in auto technology, BlackBerry QNX says The Canadian tech company says there is now an opportunity to collaborate with other countries to create a standard in automotive cybersecurity. Load More Digital Edition View latest issue See our archive Sign up for free newsletters Breaking News Alerts (as needed) Weekly News Summary (Mondays) Daily News Summary (weekdays) Yes, send me info about special editorial content, new features, events, subscriptions, webinars and research from Automotive News Canada Yes, send me info and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News Canada EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.