Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

The G Word: Auto recyclers offer ample Genuine OEM Parts supply amid new parts shortages

Toronto, Ontario — As parts shortages wage on, collision repairers are growing frustrated. Meanwhile, Canada’s auto recyclers continue to stock genuine OEM Parts–parts that, while used, are indeed parts sourced directly from vehicle manufacturers. OEMs are no strangers to position statements all but forbidding the use of non-OEM parts in the repair process; Subaru boldly […]

Monopoly Monitor: U.K. antitrust regulator launches probe into OEM recycling practices

London, United Kingdom— European Union antitrust regulators raided several automotive companies and associations Tuesday on suspicion of breaching the bloc’s cartel rules, Reuters reports. Britain’s competition authority has also launched a probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Britain’s competition watchdog, said on Tuesday it will be working alongside the European Commission to probe into […]

ICE-d Out: Nissan to end ICE development in all markets but U.S.

Toronto, Ontario — Nissan and the internal combustion engine have officially parted ways, making the brand the first Japanese automaker to announce a full stop to the development of ICE technology in every market but the U.S. Though the company has already ended gas engine sales in Europe, it will carry on the limited development […]

A New Era: Impact Auto Auctions rebrands to IAA

Toronto, Ontario — Heads-up to the auto recyclers out there; a familiar face in the aftermarket industry has adopted a new name, as Impact Auto Auctions has officially rebranded to IAA. This recent change by the used vehicle distributor can already be seen across IAA’s online platforms, such as its website, Auction Center, Seller Portal, […]

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Association updates

CROSS CANADA News and information for recycling associations across the country British Columbia (BC Auto Recyclers) ara.bc.ca The B.C. Auto Recyclers are committed to electric vehicle education. In 2021, the Automotive Retailers Association of B.C. launched its EVfriendly initiative aimed at cultivating an across-the-board higher degree of confidence in zero-emissions vehicles. “The motivation for developing […]

State of the Industry: National average used vehicle prices hit all-time high

Toronto, Ontario — National vehicle and parts sales felt a push in a positive direction in December as the latest data from Statistics Canada shows industry growth of about 3.3 percent to a total of $11.8 billion. Despite the positive turn at the calendar year’s end, December sales were still 1.6 percent below pre-pandemic levels […]

Tire Liar: Sask. tire company owing $200K for unpaid recycling fees

Regina, Saskatchewan — Tire fraud! It’s the biggest thing since wire fraud and the ownership of a central Saskatchewan recycling company are big fans of the practice, earning themselves more than $200,000 in fines and unpaid fees. Silk Tire Inc. of Foam Lake and Kelvington, Sask. was named in a Ministry of Environment press release […]

No Battery Borders: Electra signs deal to recycle Japanese-sourced EV batteries in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario — In a deal that will link North American and Asian auto recycling markets, Electra Battery Materials issued a press release stating it has signed a battery recycling and cobalt sulfate supply agreement with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation. The deal will see Marubeni working alongside Electra to help source lithium-ion battery material for […]