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In 1996, the SCRAP-IT® program was established with one clear mission – to remove super polluting vehicles from our roads and highways in favour of newer, more fuel efficient and less polluting vehicles. Last week, I was proud to join program staff and hundreds of guests at a virtual event to celebrate a pair of […]

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Courtesy of WARDS Auto The franchised car dealership system’s future is healthier than some skeptics say, according to Alex Vetter, CEO and president of Cars.com, a major online marketplace for selling and buying vehicles. Read the full story here.  

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New survey results released by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) underscore that more needs to be done at a national level to convince Canadians to purchase electric vehicles (EVs). The survey, conducted by Leger for the CVMA and Global Automakers of Canada (GAC), offers insights into the barriers to consumer adoption of EVs in […]

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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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