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NewsThe Best Electric SUVs and Crossovers in 2024
The selection of electric SUVs and crossovers keeps expanding in 2024. The Chevrolet Blazer EV and Honda Prologue are finally arriving, while the Hyundai Kona Electric is completely redesigned. You also have to keep an eye on the VinFast VF 6 and VF 7 coming from Vietnam, not to mention …
On this day in history: April 20
  • 1927: Phil Hill born, Miami, Florida
  • 1944: For his 55th anniversary, Adolph Hitler receives the first Convertible Beetle (and perhaps the only one) assembled before the start of the Second World War.
  • 2008: Danica Patrick is first woman to win an Indy race
  • 2016: Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel-efficiency test data
ElectricVolkswagen, Audi, Porsche to Adopt Tesla’s NACS Connector
Volkswagen is the latest automaker to reach a deal with Tesla to gain access to some 15,000 Superchargers in Canada and the U.S. Customers driving a Volkswagen , Audi or Porsche electric vehicle equipped with a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging port will be offered an adaptor in order to …
NewsVolkswagen Boss Admits Company is “No Longer Competitive”
Back in June, Volkswagen executives announced a transformation plan aimed at saving 10 billion euros (approx. $15 billion CAD) by 2030. They explained on Monday that they are considering major staff reductions across the globe, possibly in the form of early retirements, to hopefully meet the vital cost-cutting targets. "It …
ElectricCheaper Volkswagen EV Coming to Canada in 3-4 Years
Currently limited to the ID.4 crossover, the Volkswagen brand’s EV portfolio in North America will expand next year with the launch of the ID.7 sedan and ID. Buzz minivan. But these are more premium, more expensive models. When will we get a smaller, cheaper alternative? Such a vehicle will be …
Electric2024 Volkswagen ID.4 to Get Extra Power, Range and More
The Volkswagen ID.4 is set to receive significant upgrades for 2024, its third full year on the Canadian market. Among other things, expect more power and longer range than before, plus a more user-friendly infotainment system. The 2024 ID.4 equipped with the larger 82kWh battery will gain a more potent …
ElectricVolkswagen ID.4 Embarking on Cross-Country Guinness Record Attempt
Rainer Zietlow, a German long-distance driver who holds multiple world records, is now attempting to add another one right here in Canada by traveling from coast to coast in an electric vehicle with the least number of charging stops. Instead of using an EV with industry-leading range, Zietlow picked a …
NewsThe Best Electric SUVs of 2023
Drivers looking for an electric SUV or crossover now have plenty of selection, and it’s about to get even better. Another great thing is that you can find some at various price points. What are the best buys you can make in 2023? The Car Guide is here to help …
NewsAvoid These 9 Popular Vehicles, Consumer Reports Suggests
What are the most important things you should consider when shopping for a new vehicle? It all depends on your needs and driving habits, of course, but it’s generally best to listen to the voice of reason and not make an emotional purchase. In other words, things like safety, reliability, …
RecallsVolkswagen ID.4 Sales Stopped Due to Faulty Doors That May Pop Open
Volkswagen has to recall its ID.4 electric crossover for the fifth time in six months. Simultaneously, dealers in Canada and the U.S. have received a stop-sale order. Close to 18,000 units built at the Chattanooga assembly plant in Tennessee may have door handles that can allow water inside the door …
ElectricVolkswagen Picks Ontario for North American Battery Factory
Volkswagen ’s search for the location of an EV battery factory in North America is over. The German automaker and its battery company PowerCo today announced the selection of St. Thomas in Ontario to establish Volkswagen’s first overseas gigafactory for battery manufacturing. The start of production is planned for 2027.
Recalls2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Recalled for Fire Risk From 12V Battery
Volkswagen has announced a new recall on the ID.4 electric crossover due to the risk of a fire caused by the battery—not the high-voltage unit feeding the motors but rather the 12V battery. The good news is that only a small number of units are affected including just over a …
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