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Windsor-built Pacifica hybrid 'most fuel-efficient minivan ever'

It will cost consumers less than $20 a week to drive a Windsor-built vehicle, according to a government energy rating agency that has named it the most fuel-efficient minivan on the market. 448 more words


'You know how to fight, but do you know how to settle?': Unifor boss proves his detractors wrong

Jerry Dias’s rise to president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, was an education in labour strife.

Dias was immersed in union life from the time he was a teenager, making sandwiches for striking workers at the de Havilland aircraft plant in north Toronto where his father was local president. 1,974 more words


Dodge truck owners suing Chrysler for Volkswagen-like cheating on pollution standards

Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as much as 14 times higher than permitted by law. 702 more words


Ferrari wants to build more hybrid supercars after 2019

Ferrari has big changes in its future – and it all revolves around electrification.

According to Automotive News, Ferrari (and Fiat Chrysler) CEO Sergio Marchionne says every Ferrari, sold from 2019 and onwards, will essentially be a hybrid. 158 more words


Ford-Unifor talks move 'in right direction'

Ford-Unifor contract talks appeared to be making progress on economic issues, a union spokeswoman said Monday night.

“The employer provided the union with an economic proposal … movement by the employer is now evident but there is a lot of work to do,” Denise Hammond said during a bargaining update at 8 p.m. 153 more words

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Canadian auto union, Ford divided as strike deadline looms

Canada’s main auto workers’ union said on Monday that it and Ford Motor Co remain apart in contract talks ahead of a midnight strike deadline, with salaries for recent hires and plant investments among the sticking points. 364 more words


A few things that need to change in cars

How do I hate thee, let me count the ways ….

Maybe hate is too strong a word. But if you watch new car ads, you’d be right to think every new invention, every new breakthrough, will be making your car life extraordinary. 774 more words