Past, present, future: Ford Mustang GT, Tesla Model 3

In just the last week, I have driven the past, present and future of the auto industry. Two cars tell the story, Ford’s Mustang GT and Tesla’s latest, the Model 3. The Mustang GT, is a rip-roaring, $62,438 (as-tested) throwback in canary yellow with black racing stripes and a loud 5.0-litre V-8 sure to terrify …

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Truck love killing cars and signals trouble for politicians pushing carbon taxes

If you’re trying to sell a car – any car – in Canada, good luck. A truck of some sort? No problem. Given the cost of fuel in Canada, this makes no economic sense. Put all the pieces together, however, and you will find a very clear message for politicians. Let’s start with sales. Year-to-date …

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Has Elon Musk become one of Tesla’s biggest problems?

The bears are growling ever louder, obviously tired of Elon Musk’s endless parade of failed promises and red ink. Tesla Inc., if you hadn’t noticed, is in very deep trouble. One of every three Wall Street analysts covering Tesla has a “sell” rating on the stock, reports Bloomberg. NASDAQ still rates Tesla a consensus “buy,” …

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In a tough month, here are the winners and losers for June in Canada

And so, this wonderful run of strong new car/light truck sales in Canada has come to an end. June saw car buyers pull back noticeably for the first time since March 2013 – brining a shocking decline in year-to-date light vehicle sales, something we haven’t seen in Canada for half a decade, notes DesRosiers Automotive …

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Movin’On with the dreamers and realists in Montreal

Last week I spent 72 hours attending what I would describe as part revival meeting, part problem-solving lab. Actually, I should say labs and panels discussions and seminars, test drives of zero-emissions vehicles and displays showcasing all sorts of assorted cool things. We ran the gamut, from autonomous technologies and such to clever ideas for …

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