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Dubai man buys licence plate for $12.1 million

Number ‘5’ licence plate – indicative of social status and immense wealth – bought at early November government auction

Jeremy Clarkson’s 'The Grand Tour' coming to Canada

Yes, The Grand Tour is coming to Canada in December, according to a recent tweet by Jeremy Clarkson; Amazon Prime most likely to stream show to Canadian audience, though not confirmed

$75-million Ferrari 250 GTO may be world's most expensive car

With an asking price equivalent to $75 million CAD, a British-owned 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is on track to become the world’s most highly-valued car

Workhorse aims to sell range-extended electric pickup by 2018

American electric truck start-up aims to sell its W-15 plug-in range-extended electric pickup starting in 2018

All Ferraris to feature hybrid tech starting 2019

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed early November that starting in 2019, all new Ferraris will feature hybrid technology

Automakers ask Trump to slash regulations, stabilize car prices

U.S.-based org seeks “new paradigm” for vehicle regulation from president-elect in effort to stabilize new vehicle prices

One-off classic Packard wins best-in-class, then rolls into pond

This one-of-a-kind just-restored Packard won best-in-class at a concours d’elegance—before rolling backwards and sinking into a pond

Transport Canada investigating Ford F-150 brake safety issue

The Canadian government’s transportation authority has received reports of an issue with Ford F-150 brakes that could affect stopping

Canadian government to increase investment in auto sector

Growth of the automotive sector is sought through further investment in the country’s Automotive Innovation Fund, direct grants and political support

Tesla to end free access to Supercharger network

California-based automaker will no longer provide free, unlimited use of its international supercharger network to new Tesla owners

Nissan's new ‘e-Power’ uses gas to recharge hybrid battery

Japanese automaker launches e-Power—a series-hybrid drivetrain that uses gasoline to power an electric motor, which in turn puts power to the drive wheels

Grappler Police Bumper lassos fugitives’ rear wheels

A new device dubbed the Grappler Police Bumper allows police to lock onto a fugitive’s rear wheel during a high-speed pursuit

Quebec mandates zero-emission vehicle sales starting 2018

Quebec is set to become Canada’s first province to require automakers make a certain percentage of their sales ZEVs

Ford Flex to be axed in 2020, Oakville production to cease

Production of the Flex crossover at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario assembly plant will come to an end in 2020, according to a statement by Unifor

Fisker EMotion concept hints at production EV with 644-km range

Henrik Fisker claims his latest creation will deliver 644 km of range and a 259 km/h top-speed

Cadillac poised to close almost half its U.S. dealerships

Cadillac is offering its lowest-volume dealerships up to $180,000 to revoke their franchises

New VW Atlas sports spacious interior for seven

German automaker unveils all-new family-centric SUV aimed squarely at the North American market

Licence-plate-blocking sprays carry major fines

Police warn applying a highly-reflective spray-on film to your car’s licence plate is illegal and carries a major fine if caught

Mercedes-Benz to build truck based on X-Class concept

German automaker reveals concept photos and video of its new X-Class pickup concept—a vehicle destined for mass production

New study reveals female drivers are ‘angrier’ than men

When exposed to certain stimuli while driving, women became more easily frustrated and angrier than men, says a recent scientific study

BMW returns to movie-making with stellar action flick

The German automaker’s newest addition to its collection of highly-acclaimed short films is an 11-minute epic filmed in Toronto

VW could face prosecution by Canadian government

Volkswagen Canada is under investigation by the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency for importing emissions-cheating vehicles

All new Teslas built to be self-driving-capable

As of this week, every vehicle rolling of the company’s assembly line will be equipped with the hardware for fully autonomous driving

Ride-share company exec predicts vehicle ownership to end 2025

The co-founder of the popular Lyft ride-sharing service forecasts personal vehicle ownership in urban centres will end by the year 2025

MINI previews brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Premium British brand previews its first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle, set to intermittently motor with zero tailpipe emissions

Uber buzzes grid-locked drivers with ad-carrying drones

Future mobility company has outfitted a swarm of drones with pro-Uber advertisements and begun buzzing drivers caught in grid-locked traffic