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Meet the Volkswagen ID.4: Important facts and figures for Canadian shoppers

The Volkswagen ID.4 is readying for launch in parts of Canada later this summer. The all-electric crossover is the first model to hit Canadian roads riding the automaker’s new MEB platform, which was built to house a wide range of future, all-electric products. Below, let’s get you up to speed on the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, and the key differences between Canadian and U.S. models, with 12 important facts and figures. What’s in a name? The “ID” in...


Harley’s Latest Bike Was Built to Tackle Unpaved America

Trail Hog: The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250


Mitsubishi Revives Ralliart Brand In Japan

That's after more than a decade of hiatus.


Tesla Model S crash investigation: Driver likely behind the wheel after all

The NTSB says in a preliminary report the Model S traveled 550 feet before the crash occurred, and Autopilot was apparently not engaged.


20 underrated cars that will take you far

When shopping for a car, you might look for recommendations from friends or check out top-10 lists of the best SUVs, compact sedans, or whatever type of vehicle you’re looking for. But some cars seem to fly under the radar, despite being reliable, fun, attractive, economical, or all four. Here are 20 of the best underrated cars out there.


Instagram influencer arrested for backseat driving a Tesla, report says

He was arrested, released and immediately went back to doing it again.


Edmunds: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs the Subaru Forester

The launch of Ford’s Bronco, its highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler-like SUV, won’t likely happen until late this year. But there is already a Bronco-badged alternative at dealer lots: the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. It’s related to Ford’s Escape crossover SUV but has more squared-off bodywork and enhanced off-roading capabilities. Building an off-road-capable small SUV is something Subaru is familiar with. Its 2021 Forester is one of Edmunds’ top...


Profession: Truck Driver... at 88!

Truck drivers might be in short supply these days, but fortunately there are still folks like Dave Sheets, a very active trucker still going strong at 88 years of age.


Pros and Cons of Buying New vs Used Cars

When you’re looking for a vehicle, should you get new or used? Both have strengths and weaknesses that should be considered before you make up your mind. We’ve gathered the pros and cons for buying both new cars and vehicles that are pre-owned or “new to you.” The Price For comparable models, a used vehicle will, of course, be cheaper than a new one, but that’s not necessarily the whole story. You may be tempted to bypass mainstream models to...


Why You Should Always Touch Your Car Before Pumping Gas

This simple action will keep you safe when pumping gas. The post Why You Should Always Touch Your Car Before Pumping Gas appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Commuter Review: 2021 Subaru Impreza

Regardless of whether you commute from Barrie to Richmond Hill using the 400, are driving from Banff Trail to downtown Calgary on the Trans Canada and Centre St NW or you’re on the 99 heading from North Vancouver to the downtown core, things never seem to change — the traffic is gnarled and rather than clipping along at the posted speed limit, you are creeping along at an agonizingly slow pace cursing the early-to-rise, late-for-work syndrome so...


Automated steering 'not available' on Texas road where Tesla crashed -NTSB

Automated steering 'not available' on Texas road where Tesla crashed -NTSB


Electric trucks are the hottest kind of electric car

The Tesla Cybertruck and Hummer EV aren't the only ones, but are perhaps the most iconic.


Electric 3-wheeled car factory, jobs coming to Mesa, Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) — ElectraMeccanica, known for its tiny, single passenger, three-wheeled electric cars, has chosen Mesa, Arizona, as the location for its U.S. assembly and engineering plant. The Canadian company, based in Vancouver, B.C., says the new facility will create up to 500 new jobs and potentially produce 20,000 of its flagship Solo electric vehicles each year. ElectraMeccanica calls the Solo EV an “all-electric solution for the urban...


Exclusive-Waymo, Cruise seek permits to charge for autonomous car rides in San Francisco

Exclusive-Waymo, Cruise seek permits to charge for autonomous car rides in San Francisco


China approves national EV battery swap standards, report says

This means that the era of the 1-minute battery change could soon be upon us.


Watch Bruce Canepa Drive His Freshly Restored Porsche 917 on the Road

We all fantasize about driving a Le Mans winner on the road. Canepa makes it a reality.


Hans Zimmer Giving BMW’s EVs an Electrifying Sound

BMW is calling on the talents of composer Hans Zimmer to create a distinctive sound for its electric vehicles. The idea is to produce a new experience for the brand’s loyal fanbase.


How to Check Tire Pressure | Reader's Digest Canada

Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in a matter of minutes. The post How to Check Tire Pressure appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Gas prices climb past $3 a gallon amid pipeline cyberattack, driver shortage

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack only made the situation worse, as the industry already faces too few tanker truck drivers.


1974 Ford F-100 Truck Found Abandoned in a Field

An abandoned Farmstead in Kansas gives up yet another treasure, a field-found F-100 long-bed pickup truck. We still remember the before times, back then when a young hot rodder who couldn’t afford a Mustang, Camaro, Chevelle, Challenger, or other popular car they desired could always count on finding a cool old truck to fix up


US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

DETROIT — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans. In documents posted Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it received 31 complaints about the problem and Honda has 77 more. Owners complained about a loss of steering control and the cars veering from their intended travel path. Two crashes and two...


SUV Review: 2021 BMW X4 M Competition

Extreme cars tend to engender extreme reactions — from pride and lust to envy, contempt and loathing, and everything in between. Extreme sport-utes? Not so much, at least the more positive vibes. “Overweight, over-priced and over-powered,” the haters will bark. To be fair, there is some validity to this antipathy. Let’s take the relatively new BMW X4 M Competition being tested as just one example: 2,082 kilograms, $95,600 and 503 horsepower....


Tesla now accepts Bitcoin purchases, Slack rolls out cross-company messages

In today's news, Tesla begins accepting Bitcoin as payment, Slack adds cross-company DMs and Prince Harry becomes an official tech executive.


Porsche Classic Will Now Build Custom One-Off Dream Cars

Customers will be integrated into a team of Porsche designers and engineers to go through the process of building their dream car.


Subaru Teases Solterra SUV, the Brand’s First All-Electric Model

Subaru has unveiled the first two images of its first all-electric vehicle. The Solterra SUV, developed in conjunction with Toyota, represents the beginning of a new era at Subaru.


Edmunds: Five new EVs to wait for in 2021

Electric vehicle shoppers have an increasing number of models to choose from. There are nearly two dozen EVs on the market today, and that selection will only grow over the next eight months. Here are five upcoming EVs, organized by price, that the experts at Edmunds are most excited to see in 2021. 2022 CHEVROLET BOLT EUV As the name suggests, the Bolt EUV is related to Chevrolet’s existing Bolt hatchback. Compared to the Bolt, it has a longer,...


GMC Hummer EV Spied Testing With Accessories, Four-Wheel Steering

Fall 2021 isn't too far away, is it?


Don't Forget to Turn Off Your Phone Before Driving a Race Car

If you don't, you might end up calling 911 and giving the dispatcher the sweet sounds of a Cosworth DFV.


Aston Martin's Upcoming V-6 Engine Is Dead and Replaced by the AMG V-8

New Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers gave us a rundown of the company's future, and there's reason to be a little hopeful.


Pros and Cons of Buying New vs Used Cars

Pros and Cons of Buying New vs Used Cars


Why Do People Buy Plug-In Hybrids?

I was charging a vehicle once when an electric vehicle (EV) driver pulled in and was clearly annoyed that all the stations were occupied. I overheard them complain that one of the cars that was plugged in wasn’t even “a ‘real’ EV.” They were referring to the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Mitsubishi Outlander I was parked next to, a vehicle that has an internal combustion engine but is also capable of operating exclusively in EV mode. Anecdotally, many...


Range Finder: 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

It sounds almost too good to be true. A Wrangler — the real Jeep amongst more and more pretenders — fully off-road-capable and yet totally — OK, sort of — green, with 10.8 inches of ground clearance and 35 kilometres of fully electric range. It’s able to ford 30 inches of water despite having two electric motors. It boasts both LT285/70R17 BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain off-road tires and 4.8 L/100 km (59 MPGe). Like I said, it sounds almost too...


Formula One great to develop electric vans, SUVs for carmakers, startups

Formula One great to develop electric vans, SUVs for carmakers, startups


Volkswagen, Argo AI to launch international trials of self-driving ID. BUZZ

Volkswagen, Argo AI to launch international trials of self-driving ID. BUZZ


How (and How Not) to Stockpile Gasoline

A cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline, which supplies 45 percent of the East Coast's gasoline, has people stockpiling fuel. Don't be like those people.


2021 Dodge Durango R/T Review: Not an SRT, But...

The 2021 Dodge Durango R/T is an increasingly rare creature in the industry: an old-school SUV. And for many folks, that's just fine! Here's our review of a model that isn't an SRT, but takes itself for one at times.


What will happen to gas stations in the future?

The answer is much more complicated than just how many Teslas are sold.


Faulty Roof Rail Covers: Ford Recalls 660,000 Explorers

Ford is recalling about 660,000 Explorer SUVs in North America to address a potential problem with the roof rails. In Canada, some 36,000 models are affected.


Best and Worst Leaf Blowers From Consumer Reports' Tests

Fallen leaves are no match for a great leaf blower—even if you failed to clear last fall’s foliage until now. Consumer Reports tests a cross-section of leaf blowers every year to find the best mo...


U.S. safety agency opens probe of Tesla fatal crash in California

U.S. safety agency opens probe of Tesla fatal crash in California


Most enviable celebrity car collections

Wildest Celeb Car Collections


2021 Mazda CX-5, CX-9 Get Mid-Year Refresh With New Infotainment, Revised Feature Lists

Following the best-ever sales month for the CX-9, Mazda has announced that its three-row crossover, along with the smaller CX-5, will be getting a mid-year refresh for 2021.5. The changes include an update to the brand's latest and biggest infotainment system and screen along with added connectivity for both, more standard safety features for the CX-5, and a few other features making their way down to more entry-level trims. The biggest change...


You Could Be Denied A New Driver's Licence Or Car If You Don't Pay COVID-19 Fines In BC

People are going to be "held accountable for the debt they owe," said Mike Farnworth


Electric Ford Bronco is a possibility, as CEO drops hint

Responding to a tweet, CEO Jim Farley rhetorically asked why anyone thinks Ford doesn't have an electric Bronco planned.


100 Years of Supercars at the Petersen Museum

History’s great high-performance cars are now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum. They’re called supercars. They’re the Greek gods of the automotive world, and they’ve been around practically as long as automobiles themselves. The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles recently reopened after patiently waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, has devoted its third floor


Tesla halts expansion plans in Shanghai, report says

The electric car manufacturer was going to increase capacity there in hopes it could sell Chinese-built cars in the US.


Pickup Review: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel

Despite a lot of unfavourable press surrounding diesel engines in the recent past, GM has no intention of abandoning the design. In fact, the company introduced an all-new new 3.0-litre turbodiesel inline six in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups last year. Chevy has now made it available in the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, so you can reap the benefits of a diesel engine without having to own a full-sized pickup. This might seem a...


2022 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman Get Slightly More Expensive

Porsche's entry-level sports cars get increases ranging from $600 to $2500 and can be ordered in two new colors.


Gas analysts say don't worry, but drivers still do

More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers after hackers shut down a major pipeline. Many drivers are still lining up for gas. (May 12)