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This time last year, things were looking bleak for the auto industry as the impact of the pandemic was really starting to sink in. Canadian sales of new light duty vehicles fell to just 45,833 units during April 2020 – the lowest sales number in that month since 1951. But the auto industry is resilient, […]

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Now is typically the time of year when I would pen a column on spring driving. However, with current travel restrictions in place, I would like to emphasize the need to stay close to home so we can all do our part to keep everyone safe.   Sticking close to home also provides the perfect […]

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Last week’s provincial budget further solidified the government’s stance on helping BC maintain our leadership position in EV adoption. It was a welcome announcement and one that the New Car Dealers of BC were pleased to see. The province recently announced there are now more than 54,000 EVs on BC roads (the highest per capita […]

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I have spoken extensively about the changes that dealerships have gone through to move to an increasingly online environment. This is obviously something we are seeing across many industries, not just in the auto sector, and something that has been accelerated by the pandemic. This time last year, though dealerships were considered essential and remained […]

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British Columbia has committed more money to getting its residents to choose new zero-emissions vehicles. In its 2021 budget tabled Tuesday, the province has added another $94 million to the Go Electric Program, through 2024. Read more from Automotive News Canada (click here)…

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NCDA’s News Release – Today’s provincial budget, which includes a significant commitment to further clean energy initiatives, will help ensure BC’s continued success in electric vehicle (EV) adoption – read it here. Provincial Budget OverviewFrom the Province of BC – news releases and backgrounders are available here. BC Chamber CommentaryIn response to the BC Budget, […]

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The federal government’s first budget in two years proposes a new tax on luxury goods such as yachts, personal aircraft and cars. Read more details here. Other budget highlights were announced including extending COVID-19 emergency benefits, EI reforms, foreign homeowners tax and more. Details here.

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50,000 EVs on the Road

April 15, 2021

Last week, the provincial government put out a news release indicating that a record number of British Columbians have switched to electric vehicles. There are now more than 54,000 light duty electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, which is the highest reported uptake in North America. BC’s New Car Dealers have worked immensely hard with […]

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The pandemic has shown that Special Olympics BC’s year-round programs and empowering community matter now more so than ever. For many athletes with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is the only place where they have friends, where they are active and healthy, where they are first and foremost seen for their abilities and talents. For many […]

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Courtesy of BC Government News Drivers are reminded that winter tire regulations remain in place until April 30, 2021, on many highways to account for early spring snowfall. Winter tire regulations are in effect for most B.C. highways, so people should ensure their vehicle is equipped with tires with the mountain/snowflake or mud and snow […]

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