Are You Going? ARA to host 80th annual Convention and Expo, Oct. 12-14

Missouri, United States — The 80th annual Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Convention and Expo is just 28 days away. Held this year in Kansas City, Missouri, with a theme of ‘Plug In to Success,’ this year’s convention is a can’t-miss event for auto recyclers looking to think outside the box. ”We have assembled new and […]

Coming to Calgary: EV Repair Tour to stop in Calgary, Alta. on Sept. 27

Calgary, Alberta — Attention, Alberta-based collision repair professionals! The Collision Repair magazine EV Repair Tour, supported by Fix Network, will be making a stop in Calgary in just TWO weeks, on Sept. 27 at the Fix Network Calgary Training Centre at Suite 120, 25th Street Northeast. Join us for a day of electric vehicle education, […]

Millions in Materials: FRAME shares video tour of Audi’s in-house recycling factory

Ingolstadt, Germany ⁠— Have you ever seen a luxury automaker dismantle its own vehicles for recycling? Here’s your chance⁠—there’s a brand-new video of Audi’s in-house recycling facility, courtesy of YouTube channel FRAMED. End-of-line or out-of-date Audi models are involved in a process the automaker calls “Aluminum Closed Loop,” and centres around its practice to make […]

Open in Ottawa: Copart Inc. opens new facility in Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario – Copart Inc., a global leader in online auto auctions, has announced that it is opening a new location in Ottawa, Ontario. The newly built facility, 300 Somme St., provides 44 acres of vehicle storage space. The site is conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa. “Copart continues to invest in Canada by expanding […]

Three’s Company: IAA adds three enhancements to selling platform

Westchester, Illinois — IAA has announced three enhancements to its selling platform: IAA Vehicle Score™, IAA Vehicle Value™ and the IAA Sales Decision Center™, all of which work together to provide vehicle sellers with information that is critical in helping to optimize their auction strategies for greater returns,” wrote Ritchie Bros. (RB) Global, IAA’s parent […]

Genuine Use: OEM parts utilization is higher in EV repair claims, says Mitchell report

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Mitchell shared its second-quarter insights for Canadian and U.S. EV repair claims last week, where it said electric vehicles use OEM parts in repairs far more than ICE vehicles. According to Mitchell’s data, 90.75 percent of parts used in EV repair claims are OEM; for ICE repair claims, 66.5 percent of parts […]

Boost for Batteries: Quebec launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ EV battery recovery program

Quebec City, Quebec — Quebec recently launched a “first-of-its-kind” electric vehicle (EV) battery recovery program designed to collect, transport, repurpose, remanufacture and recycle end-of-life EV batteries⁠—specifically, fuel cells that fall outside of the established OEM management programs. The EV Battery Recovery Program is the result of a collaboration between vehicle manufacturers that worked with Call2Recycle […]

Handle With Care: Suppliers Partnership publishes EV battery handling, storage guide for dismantlers, bodyshops

Toronto, Ontario — An automotive sustainability advocate recently published a new guidance document for the safe handling and storage of electric vehicle batteries. The Suppliers Partnership For the Environment’s (SP) new “Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Safe Handling and Storage” report tackles a number of challenges recyclers must face after a battery has been removed from an […]