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Getting home safe is a shared responsibility. Take your turn being the designated driver – your friends and family will thank you. If no one can be a designated driver, there are still plenty of options for you to get home. AdobeStock

Plan ahead for a safe holiday season

By Blair Qualey The holiday season is now upon us and that…

  • Dec 7, 2022

 

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. to benefit as Parkland doubles western Canada EV charging network

50 ultra-fast charging stations coming to highways and destinations from Vancouver Island to Calgary

 

A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)

Man sheltering in West Kelowna dumpster nearly crushed in garbage truck

The driver heard banging noises coming from the truck’s compactor

 

Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

Hyundai’s cool Ioniq 5, Volvo + Lexus share EV news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Nov 30, 2022
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.

The DOs and DON’Ts associated with zero-emission vehicles

By Blair Qualey Today, more than 80,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) travel…

  • Nov 29, 2022
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.
A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)

VIDEO: Man hanging from transport truck falls on B.C. highway

Stunt was posted to Facebook, “Just another day in Vernon”

A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)
What should you have in your vehicle for winter driving? Basics include first aid essentials, flares, a small tool kit, water and granola bars, a small shovel, along with windshield washer fluid, de-icers and gas-line antifreeze, not to mention an inflated spare tire.

No time like the present to equip your vehicle with an emergency kit

By Blair Qualey As the temperature starts to dip and the looming…

  • Nov 17, 2022
What should you have in your vehicle for winter driving? Basics include first aid essentials, flares, a small tool kit, water and granola bars, a small shovel, along with windshield washer fluid, de-icers and gas-line antifreeze, not to mention an inflated spare tire.
The Lincoln Aviator brings Lincoln’s design vision to life, elevating beauty and performance in the brand’s newest SUV. Photo: Lincoln

Lincoln flies high with its latest first-class utility vehicle

Lincoln has just four vehicle models to sell – all utility vehicles…

  • Nov 17, 2022
The Lincoln Aviator brings Lincoln’s design vision to life, elevating beauty and performance in the brand’s newest SUV. Photo: Lincoln
Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, with B.C. Premier John Horgan. The NCDA is administers the electric vehicle rebate program on behalf of the provincial government. Photo courtesy NCDA

Budget wish list summarized

By Blair Qualey The provincial government recently published a report that summarizes…

  • Nov 4, 2022
Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC, with B.C. Premier John Horgan. The NCDA is administers the electric vehicle rebate program on behalf of the provincial government. Photo courtesy NCDA
The current Porsche Macan, pictured, will be replaced by a new model later in 2022 and there will also be an electric version, although on a dedicated EV platform. PHOTO: PORSCHE

Porsche’s electric Macan; A new Morgan 3 Wheeler + more news from the auto world

Porsche adds electric Macan for 2023 The automaker’s top-selling model globally will…

  • Nov 4, 2022
The current Porsche Macan, pictured, will be replaced by a new model later in 2022 and there will also be an electric version, although on a dedicated EV platform. PHOTO: PORSCHE
The Toyota Sequoia’s overall dimensions have increased for 2023, which translates into more passenger and cargo space. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2023 Toyota Sequoia: As tough as they come in this class, and now it’s a hybrid

With the price of fuel soaring dramatically, automobile owners are experiencing plenty…

  • Nov 3, 2022
The Toyota Sequoia’s overall dimensions have increased for 2023, which translates into more passenger and cargo space. PHOTO: TOYOTA
In 2021, British Columbia continued to lead Canada in terms of ZEV share, which rose to 14.6 per cent of the market for the first half of 2022.

BC Continues to be a leader in the sale of zero emission vehicles

The Canadian new light vehicle market has faced serious challenges in 2022…

  • Oct 31, 2022
In 2021, British Columbia continued to lead Canada in terms of ZEV share, which rose to 14.6 per cent of the market for the first half of 2022.
The horsepower ranges from 167 to 576, with a couple of stops in the middle. Rear-wheel-drive models come with one motor, while all-wheel-drive models get front and rear motors and, of course, much more power. PHOTO: KIA

Automakers seeking to win over EV converts should use the 2022 Kia EV6 as their template

What began as a trickle of models with battery-electric propulsion is rapidly…

  • Oct 22, 2022
The horsepower ranges from 167 to 576, with a couple of stops in the middle. Rear-wheel-drive models come with one motor, while all-wheel-drive models get front and rear motors and, of course, much more power. PHOTO: KIA
Hope RCMP will be working with the BC Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Bylaw Enforcement to target heavy commercial vehicles that are utilizing the roadways within the District of Hope. (Bryon Mageau)

Hope RCMP stepping up gravel truck enforcement after residents complained

Kawkawa Lake Road residents report up to 60 gravel trucks an hour on quiet street

Hope RCMP will be working with the BC Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Bylaw Enforcement to target heavy commercial vehicles that are utilizing the roadways within the District of Hope. (Bryon Mageau)
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The design of the Volvo XC60 and XC90 Recharge models will derive inspiration from the concept Recharge, pictured, that Volvo debuted in 2021. PHOTO: VOLVO

The Auto Sleuth: Volvo adds electric Recharge versions; Lexus’ first EV + more

Hot off the press news from the auto world!

  • Oct 16, 2022
The design of the Volvo XC60 and XC90 Recharge models will derive inspiration from the concept Recharge, pictured, that Volvo debuted in 2021. PHOTO: VOLVO
All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo

Winter tires are required on many B.C. routes between Oct. 1 and March 31

While fall’s leisurely arrival has winter driving far from the minds of…

All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo
As before, the WRX has standard all-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission. A CVT is optional, but standard with Sport and Sport-tech trims fitted with Subaru’s EyeSight suite of dynamic-safety technologies. PHOTO: SUBARU

Rally-inspired sedan keeps its performance creds on the front burner

Many automakers participate directly or indirectly in motorsports. For the past two…

  • Oct 6, 2022
As before, the WRX has standard all-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission. A CVT is optional, but standard with Sport and Sport-tech trims fitted with Subaru’s EyeSight suite of dynamic-safety technologies. PHOTO: SUBARU
The redesigned Honda HR-V is based on the Civic platform, which means it’s bigger and more powerful than before. PHOTO: DELOREAN MOTOR COMPANY

The Auto Sleuth: Honda’s updated HR-V, 2024 Blazer goes electric, and more

Honda’s updated HR-V small utility vehicle is bigger and stronger After an…

  • Sep 17, 2022
The redesigned Honda HR-V is based on the Civic platform, which means it’s bigger and more powerful than before. PHOTO: DELOREAN MOTOR COMPANY
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU

2022 Outback Wilderness: Tricked-out Subaru takes direct aim at growing outdoorsy market

There likely isn’t an automaker that’s better positioned than Subaru to confront…

  • Sep 12, 2022
All Outback models get the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. PHOTO: SUBARU