Vehicles

FILE - A driver charges his car at a Tesla Supercharger station, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Miami. A tweet from Elon Musk indicating that Tesla might allow some owners who are testing a “Full Self-Driving” system to disable an alert that reminds them to keep their hands on the steering wheel has drawn attention from U.S. safety regulators. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Feds reviewing Musk tweet about disabling driver monitoring

At least 14 Teslas have crashed into emergency vehicles while using the Autopilot system

 

Yasuhide Mizuno, representative director, chairman and CEO of Sony Honda Mobility Inc. speaks during a Sony news conference before the start of the CES tech show Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sony unveils prototype EV, Afeela, to be made with Honda

First cars to be delivered to customers in North America in spring 2026

 

Pat Dailey, co-owner of Inspire EV, works on an electrified 1965 Ford Mustang in Arvada, Colo., on Sept. 23, 2022. Dailey is part of a small but expanding group of tinkerers, racers, engineers, and entrepreneurs across the country, converting vintage cars and trucks into greener, often much faster, electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Racers, mechanics, tinkerers converting classic cars to EVs

Electric powertrain conversions are becoming more mainstream

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the General Motors CAMI production plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on December 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Canada moves to mandate electric vehicle sales starting in 2026

One-fifth of all passenger cars, SUVs and trucks sold in Canada in…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the General Motors CAMI production plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on December 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
A known offender and a woman passenger were arrested by police after stealing a car that was left as bait by the Kelowna RCMP. (File photo)

Bait vehicle nabs known offender in Kelowna

The man and woman were arrested in the early morning on Friday, Dec. 2

A known offender and a woman passenger were arrested by police after stealing a car that was left as bait by the Kelowna RCMP. (File photo)
Lake Country RCMP is looking for a suspect in connection with vehicle theft and fraud. (Photo/Lake Country RCMP)

RCMP reach out to public to help solve Kelowna vehicle theft

Stolen credit card also used to buy gas

Lake Country RCMP is looking for a suspect in connection with vehicle theft and fraud. (Photo/Lake Country RCMP)
A vehicle fire leaves its mark on the road Sept. 13 near Kalamalka Lakeview Drive south of Vernon (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vehicle fire impacted Highway 97 traffic near Vernon

Traffic is moving again

  • Sep 13, 2022
A vehicle fire leaves its mark on the road Sept. 13 near Kalamalka Lakeview Drive south of Vernon (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Vehicle fire in East Kelowna deemed as suspicious

The fire was reported and doused around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning (Sept. 13)

(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than one minute. (File photo)

City of Kelowna idling bylaw now running

The bylaw does not apply to motor vehicles stuck in traffic and several other exceptions

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than one minute. (File photo)
A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)

Van stolen in Vernon, ditched, then car allegedly taken from Salmon Arm

RCMP tell owner the thief took a salvage yard employees vehicle after his broke down

A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)
A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)

VIDEO: Police open investigation after vehicle spotted driving on White Rock Pier

Short video clip posted on social media this week

A video surfaced on social media this week of a vehicle driving down White Rock Pier. (File photo)
Five vehicle collided on Springfield Road near Durnin Road in Kelowna on July 19. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

5 vehicle crash slows traffic on Springfield Road in Kelowna

The crash happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jul. 19)

Five vehicle collided on Springfield Road near Durnin Road in Kelowna on July 19. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
BCAA’s Dave Welroy joins Kelowna RCMP officers for Slow Down, Move Over Campaign along Highway 97. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Slow down, move over says Kelowna RCMP and BCAA

Drivers given warning letters for not slowing down for yellow flashing lights

BCAA’s Dave Welroy joins Kelowna RCMP officers for Slow Down, Move Over Campaign along Highway 97. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe

More EVs registered in first 9 months of 2021 than any previous full year

A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopened south of Vernon following vehicle fire

Detour available via Kalamalka Lakeview Drive

The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)
Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)

Kal Tire giving free van to one lucky Vernonite

It’s Kal Tire’s first ever Vernon Vehicle Giveaway, and nominations are open until Dec. 11

Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)
An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon bylaw to put the brakes on RV roadside camping

25th Avenue has several recreational vehicles parked in front of businesses

An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Pedestrian battling life-threatening injuries after being hit by truck in Vernon

Emergency crews have blocked off the intersection of 30th Avenue and 30th Street

A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
An SUV was trashed on the Westside, past the transfer station over the Easter long weekend. (Daryl Robertson photo)

Vehicles trashed on Westside amid annual cleanup

Residents tiring of pickup up after others

An SUV was trashed on the Westside, past the transfer station over the Easter long weekend. (Daryl Robertson photo)
The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)

B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine

Ticket for $109, two penalty points issued under Motor Vehicle Act for crossing solid lines

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)