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Porsche Drive Subscription And Rental Program Expands To Vancouver

After a successful pilot in Toronto, Porsche will be offering on-demand access to the Porsche experience to the Vancouver area starting May 3. Porsche Drive offers a monthly subscription plan that offers members access to a single vehicle or unlimited swaps between models at the touch of an app. The program also offers daily and …

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Volvo Car Canada Partners With Bullfrog Power

Volvo Car Canada and Bullfrog Power announced a partnership for renewable energy.  Through the partnership, Volvo Car Canada will ‘bullfrogpower’ its corporate office with 100 per cent green electricity.  “We are excited to welcome Volvo Car Canada to the bullfrogpowered community,” said Sean Drygas, Spark Power vice-president, sales, marketing, strategy and sustainability. “By drawing on …

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Martinrea Announces Joint Venture With NanoXplore To Develop Electric Vehicle Batteries

Martinrea International announced its joint venture, VoltaXplore with graphene producer NanoXplore to develop electric vehicle (EV) batteries enhanced with graphene. This joint venture will support the journey towards a sustainable, low-carbon future encouraged by the global and Canadian movements towards zero-emission EVs. A VoltaXplore demonstration facility is scheduled to be opened in Montreal within the …

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GM Canada Completes Order of 10 Million Face Masks for Government of Canada

GM Canada announced that it fulfilled its commitment to the Government of Canada to produce 10 million face masks at cost for the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Since the start of production on May 26, 2020, the team at Oshawa Operations produced approximately one million masks a month to help protect front-line workers and other Canadians …

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TRADER To Host Carology On April 20

TRADER Corporation announced the return of Carology: The Science of Selling Cars on April 20.  The virtual event will feature expert speakers deep diving into successful strategies and techniques from leading online marketplace giants and laying out the current online Canadian automotive landscape. A TRADER dealer partner will also share first-hand experiences providing a valuable dealer …

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NextRoad vehicle purchasing and financing service launches in B.C.

NextRoad, a new service to purchase and finance vehicles online, officially launched in British Columbia. The all-in-one service provides a transparent solution that simplifies the car buying process by matching individuals with quality vehicles based on financing and payments they can afford – even if they’re facing credit challenges. “NextRoad is the future of car …

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Dealerware partners with Audi Canada to manager courtesy vehicle program

Dealerware has been selected by Audi Canada as the preferred fleet management software for its courtesy vehicle program. Already the preferred provider to Audi’s U.S. retail locations, Dealerware will now service the 49 Audi retailers in Canada. “For years we were using a paper-based system with folders,” said Mark Botelho, service manager at Audi Downtown …

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Privacy4Cars Now In Canada

Privacy4Cars announced a double move in the Canadian market. Its namesake service has been deployed across a number of auctions in Canada and is now available as a service to wholesalers looking to comply with Canadian privacy laws. Additionally, Privacy4Cars signed a distribution agreement with King Warrior Direct, a distributor of services and F&I offerings for dealerships. Privacy4Cars’ …

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