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After years of collecting Hot Wheels, watching almost every car movie imaginable, and spending three hours studying the pages of Evo magazine, Road & Track and Motorsport for every hour spent studying math, history and science, I decided it was finally time to do something in the car world. With that, I set my sights on journalism and hit the ground running after studying journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. Three years later, here I am, doing road tests of Silverados, AMGs and everything in-between and covering auto shows, motorsport, green car tech and car culture in general. While I like to think like a consumer, finding out what cars mean to people past A to B shuttling is a true passion of mine; I love hearing stories of how people felt when they first got behind the wheel, or when they first came home with their license, ready to hit the open road on their own accord. Now based out of Vancouver, my hometown, I’ll be bringing some of that West Coast je ne sais quoi, not to mention photos from any number of the great locations ‘round here.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze to get hatchback body style

You wouldn’t know it from their current North American line-up, but Chevrolet actually does know how to do five-door hatches. It just seems that North Americans don’t know what to do with a five-door hatch, so they don’t buy them. The Europeans get it; they got hatch and wagon versions of the last Cruze, to compete with similar models that ...

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VW Bus reborn as BUDD-e; future of VW EV tech on display at CES

Who doesn’t remember the VW Type 2 Bus? Those lovable little double punch-buggies (or Kombis, or hippie vans, or…) that acted as a beacon to free love, happiness and freedom for decades? While the last ones rolled off the line in Brazil some time ago, and off the lines in Germany some time before that, it appears that VW hasn’t ...

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2016 Chevrolet Volt crowed EcoloDriver Car of the Year

As we head into 2016, it’s time to take a look back on the cars and trucks that most impressed us in 2015. The year that just closed was full of choice, and consumers that took the time to do their research had numerous choices at their disposition. As is often the case, the choice wasn’t easy but EcoloDriver’s Car ...

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Ford hints at F-150 Hybrid

Ford is placing an enormous importance on renewable energy over the course of the next few years. Last week, The Blue Oval recently announced a $4.5 million investment in new renewable energy technology, which the manufacturer followed with an announcement that plans for an improved Focus electric are in the works.   This week, Ford President Mark Fields himself took to the ...

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