Electric vehicles (EVs) now make up 17.5 percent of all new vehicle sales in B.C., and the province is well on its way to meeting provincial and federally mandated EV sales targets. Although the rest of the country lags in terms of EV growth and infrastructure, vehicle sales manufacturers are ramping up their production and […]

B.C. is EVFriendly: ARA launches EV confidence initiative aimed to inform industry professionals

Victoria, British Columbia — The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) has announced the launch of EVfriendly, an initiative designed to cultivate a higher degree of confidence in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) ownership in the province. According to the ARA, this new program helps ensure that only trained and qualified industry professionals are selling, servicing, […]

Mastering Masses: First Cobalt to study ‘black mass’ material from recycled batteries

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  First Cobalt has begun a study of “black mass” material from recycled batteries as a supplemental source of feed for its hydrometallurgical refinery north of Toronto.   The company said it believes the refinery could recover cobalt, nickel, copper, and potentially lithium and manganese—in addition to planned cobalt production from primary feed. Discussions […]

Charging Ahead

By/Par Allison Rogers and Gideon Scanlon ARC to unveil whitepaper on EV recycling This summer, a newcomer to the auto recycling sector set her mind to solving an existential problem facing the sector. Western University student Brenda Yu, a research intern for the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) was tasked with researching the challenges facing […]