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Tesla wins court case against Ontario government over EV incentive

As province phased out large EV rebate, it excluded Tesla altogether

As province phased out large EV rebate, it excluded Tesla altogether

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Tesla sues Ontario over electric vehicle rebate cancellation

Company calls the exclusion 'arbitrary and entirely unreasonable'

Company calls the exclusion "arbitrary and entirely unreasonable."

Trucker spots cyclist crossing busy Canadian freeway

Truckers are witness to an endless stream of foolish, reckless, and dangerous road behavior. Despite this daily exposure to road-related idiocy, a trucker in Canada was shocked to see a cyclist dart across a busy freeway near Toronto on Monday.

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Ontario EV program tweak paves way for more Tesla sales

That Model S P100D probably still won't qualify.

Ontario provincial government lifts price cap on electric vehicles that qualify for bigger rebate, effectively making most Teslas eligible.

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Overheated dog rescued from BMW by concerned bystander

A Grand Bend, ON man used a large rock to smash the window of a BMW to rescue a small dog sweltering to death within.

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Billboard for fake funeral home urges drivers to text

It's good for business.

A billboard with the unusual message of encouraging texting while driving went up this week on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario.

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Toyota to expand RAV4 production to Cambridge

Toyota has announced plans to start producing the RAV4 crossover at its Cambridge North Assembly Plant in Ontario starting in 2019, joining the Corolla already manufactured there and the Lexus RX at the adjoining facility to the south.

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Canada names former Toyota exec as new car czar

The governments of Canada and Ontario have jointly named former Toyota exec Ray Tanguay as their new car czar to help attract more automotive business to our neighbors up north.

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Ford taps Canada-based Multimatic to build carbon fiber Ford GT

Ford has given Canadian firm Multimatic the nod to build the carbon fiber body on the new Ford GT, "because they have specialized equipment for carbon fiber production and expertise in carbon fiber assembly." Multimatic Motorsports had worked on the Mustang FR500C race car and the current Boss 302R.

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2017 Ford GT looks resplendent in Liquid Silver and will be built in Ontario

According to numerous reports, the 2017 Ford GT has been confirmed for production at Ford's factory in Markham, Ontario. In celebration, take a good, long look at the beautiful machine on the show floor at the Chicago Auto Show, now painted in a new shade called Liquid Silver with titanium-tinted racing stripes.

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How Tesla is getting around Michigan's 'no sales' law

Turns Out, Canada Is Right Next Door

A fully-charged Tesla Model S can get from Detroit to Toronto if the driver doesn't have a lead foot. A more important US-Canada city tour would be from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, which is only a two-mile journey through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. This is key, because Tesla is thinking some Michigan folks will make that trip to check out the all-electric Model S, perhaps rattling some political cages as well.

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How fracking is causing Chrysler minivans to sit on Detroit's riverfront

It's fascinating the way that one change to a complex system can have all sorts of unintended consequences. For instance, there are hundreds of new Chrysler Town and County and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans built in Windsor, Ontario, sitting in lots on the Detroit waterfront because of the energy boom in the Bakken oil field in the northern US and parts of Canada.

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Ontario looks to liquidate its holdings in General Motors

The late-80s and early-90s saw the Canadian government divest itself from some of its largest state-owned businesses (known in Commonwealth countries as Crown Corporations) – particularly when it came to transport and energy companies. In a sweeping implementation of Thatcherism led by Conservative premier Brian Mulroney, Ottawa privatized aerospace companies Canadair and de Havilland in 1986, sold off Air Canada in 1988, liquidated its majority stake in Petro-Canada in 1991 and finished s

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Chrysler will study EVs, lightweight tech with Canadian universities

Chrysler may have been relatively late to the game when it came to vehicle powertrain electrification, but the US automaker is looking to play some catch-up with a little help from north of the border. Chrysler will work with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, at accelerating the development of electric powertrains while working with other Canadian entities on developing lighter metal materials, Automotive News says.

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Canada getting ready to sell GM stake

Canada's federal government and the government of the province of Ontario have started searching for an investment bank to sell the rest of their combined 140 million shares in General Motors, according to an unidentified source, Bloomberg reports. That represents a 10-percent stake up for sale. The news doesn't come as a surprise because Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in December that Canada wanted to sell its shares of GM stock, a point that was reiterated yesterday by one of his spokespeo

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Canadian governments will invest $34m upgrading Toyota plant for Lexus hybrid

Many Americans – Michael Moore excluded, of course – regard our neighbors to the north as friendly. But we imagine Toyota must be feeling even more warm and fuzzy that we do right about now. We imagine this because of the fact that Canadian government entities will kick in as much as $34 million to speed up and help pay for upgrades that will allow for an Ontario Toyota factory to expand production and to start making Lexus hybrid SUVs, Reuters says.

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Acura TL bursts into flames moments before being traded in at Ontario dealership [UPDATE]

Watching your car burst into flames before your eyes is never good news, and it's even worse when you're mere moments away from trading it in at the local dealership. This Car-B-Q blaze apparently erupted at Acura 2000, a dealer in Brampton, Ontario. As the video tells us, the unlucky customer saw his 2004-2008 Acura TL trade-in suddenly catch fire and go up in resale-value-killing smoke.

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Chevy Camaro to be built in US once again

General Motors has announced that the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will once again be built in the United States, specifically at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. The current Camaro has been assembled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, since its introduction in 2010.

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New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR

You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway in Fort Erie, Ontario.

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