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January 17, 2018 7:00 PM Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles, which a rival disputes

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi says the figure, which puts VW at the top of the automaker pack, includes trucks, which shouldn’t count. FRANKFURT—German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but saw its bid to keep the title of world’s largest carmaker reportedly disputed by the rival Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance 13

January 3, 2018 9:28 PM Canadians last year bought more than 2 million vehicles for the first time

The new high was partly due to record sales of lights trucks, which saw a 8.7-per-cent increase last year. RICHMOND HILL, ONT.—Canadians last year purchased more than two million vehicles for the first time thanks to record sales of light trucks. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says new vehicles sold in 2017 hit a record for a fifth consecutive 14

January 1, 2018 10:52 PM Bombardier failed to meet revised target for streetcar delivery in 2017, TTC says

Bombardier has missed its final target for 2017 on its troubled $1-billion TTC streetcar order, delivering less than half of the 150 initially promised. The company delivered 57 streetcars by the end of 2017, said TTC spokesperson Heather Brown. The agency placed the order for 204 larger, accessible streetcars in 2009, with the contract stipulating delivery 16

December 31, 2017 5:58 PM At least 36 dead in Kenya bus crash

NAIROBI, KENYA—A police official says a collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people. Rift Valley Traffic Commandant Zero Arome said Sunday the accident involved a bus heading to the capital city, Nairobi, from Busia County and a truck heading from Nakuru County to Eldoret town. The National Transport and Safety 14

December 15, 2017 4:45 PM Ontario offering businesses electric, low-carbon vehicle rebates of up to $75,000

Ontario is offering businesses rebates of up to $75,000 for buying electric and other low-carbon vehicles. Businesses that have purchased or will purchase eligible vehicles — including electric and natural trucks — after Sept. 1 can qualify for a range of rebates starting next year. Companies will be able to get rebates on 50 per cent of the difference 22

December 13, 2017 4:03 PM Hyundai recalls more than 100,000 Elantras to fix problem with braking system

OTTAWA—Transport Canada says Hyundai is recalling 103,556 Elantra cars from the 2013-2014 model years to fix a problem with the braking system. On some vehicles, the rear stop lamps could remain on continuously when the brake pedal is released. Transport Canada says the problem could provide false information to drivers following the affected Elantras 23

December 7, 2017 6:07 PM BlackBerry teams up with Qualcomm to expand connected-car technology

BlackBerry says it has agreed to help optimize select Qualcomm hardware platforms to work with BlackBerry’s QNX software, which is used to manage features of wirelessly connected cars such as infotainment systems. WATERLOO, ONT.—BlackBerry Ltd. has formed a strategic collaboration to develop technology for the next generation of connected vehicles with a subsidiary 19

December 5, 2017 6:23 PM Man killed less than two hours after being released from Alberta jail

ST. ALBERT, Alta. -- RCMP say a 25-year-old man who was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre and was found dead less than two hours later just north of the city was the victim of a homicide. Police say the body Ahmed Farah was discovered by a patrolling Mountie on a rural road in Sturgeon County around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. The area where 19

December 4, 2017 5:14 PM November pickup sales remain strong, but car sales drop 10% from 2016

The number of new cars and light trucks sold in Canada last month dipped lower compared with a year ago, according to sales figures compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Total light vehicle sales fell 1.2 per cent to 158,653 in November, compared with 160,573 in the same month of 2016. The move lower came as car sales fell 10 per cent to 44,061 for the month 15

November 22, 2017 4:25 AM 3-year-old killed, 3 others injured in Conn. crash after pursuit

WATERBURY, Conn. - Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk. State police say Waterbury officers in an unmarked car tried to stop the unidentified 18-year-old Tuesday afternoon. They say he fled from the officers and eventually 25