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Joe Duarte

News Editor and Contributor, Autofile.ca

Joe Duarte has spent his entire journalism career reporting on the auto industry in various newspapers, business and lifestyle magazines, auto websites and in different broadcast media. Shortly after starting his professional career in 1987 at a start-up Metroland weekly auto-dealer supported newspaper in Toronto, he was recruited as the new editor of World of Wheels magazine (at the time, Canada’s only year-round magazine for auto-enthusiasts). He holds the distinction of being the longest serving editor of the magazine, guiding it to three design and layout awards, as recognized by the Automobile Journalists’ Association of Canada (AJAC). At World of Wheels, he also helped to found the Canadian Auto World trade journal and an annual auto industry directory digest. He left World of Wheels to start up the short-lived Drive upscale lifestyle glossy magazine before heading Canadian Tire’s Auto Club magazine Autoroute. Between 2000 and 2013 he wrote and edited automotive content for Sun Media, where he served in several management roles. Joe is a classically trained journalist who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Waterloo and a Journalism degree from Durham College, and considers himself the voice of the sensible motorist, with his ability to spin a utility perspective on just about any vehicle available in today’s market.

Recent Posts by Joe Duarte

VW tests out new Jetta GLI engine at Bonneville

Modified Jetta to attempt to break class-record 335.503 km/h on Salt Flats Read More

Motor Sports Car Nuts Jun 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Audi, Hyundai to partner on fuel-cell development

Two will share existing and future patents on FCEV components, technologies Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

BWW introduces second-generation 8 Series

BMW M850i xDrive comes 20 years after original 8 went out of production Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jun 18, 2018, 10:30 PM

Car Hammock makes easy work of resting in a cabin

Setting up in 5 minutes, it provides a comfortable place to stretch out Read More

Car Travel Auto Accesories Jun 17, 2018, 5:30 PM

Cadillac's Super Cruise a taste of the future

Allows uninterrupted semi-autonomous driving, but driver must pay attention Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jun 16, 2018, 5:30 PM

Ferrari makes bespoke 488 for racing clients

Piloti Ferrari 488 Pista is the latest of Ferrari’s Tailor Made program Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports New Cars Jun 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

Ford recalls 9,100 vehicles for various issues

1,636 of recalled vehicles from model years 2017 and 2018 are in Canada Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jun 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford on track for improved Shelby GT350

New car sticks to Carroll Shelby's original formula for racetrack success Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Jun 13, 2018, 1:45 AM

Ford explores autonomous delivery vans

Ford partners with Postmates on-demand delivery for driverless deliveries Read More

Autonomous Driving Commercial Vehicles Jun 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

General Motors and Honda to partner on EV batteries

Honda will work with GM’s next-gen battery system to help find efficiencies Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Jun 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

Audi Q8 a sportier sport utility

New 5-passenger SUV builds on the function and elegance of the Q7 Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jun 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Porsche on mission to create Tesla-rival Taycan

Eurasian-derived name reportedly translates roughly as “lively young horse” Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars Jun 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km Read More

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

Children improperly protected in child seats: report

Independent UK checks show 59% of kids in car seats not properly protected Read More

Car Safety Auto Accesories Jun 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jun 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Bugatti creates a new model for young enthusiasts

LEGO model of 2-year old Chiron a refined, intricate rendition of supercar Read More

Car Nuts Commercial Vehicles Jun 2, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Jaguar Land Rover taking self-driving cars off road

Partly funded by UK government, project CORTEX to develop new technology Read More

Autonomous Driving Off Roading May 31, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen looks to electrify transport trucks

German government to subsidize project to use power lines by heavy trucks Read More

Green Cars Commercial Vehicles May 30, 2018, 2:30 AM

9 iconic models that became their own marques

When a model shows growth potential, it sometimes needs to branch out Read More

Classic Cars Car Nuts Auto Industry May 28, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford enhances new Raptor for smarter off-roading

Changes include adaptive suspension, off-road cruise control, new seats Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts May 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

Riderless motorcycle ready for autonomous world

Riderless bike expected to allow more comprehensive autonomous car testing Read More


Honda explores turning Civic into a pickup

One-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck created by specialist engineering team Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows May 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

Hyundai to offer drivers pay-by-car technology

Partnership with Xevo to adapt Xevo Market and develop Hyundai Wallet Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry May 24, 2018, 2:30 AM

British company bodyshells make Mini restoration easier

Brit company BMH makes MK1 bodyshells from original British Leyland specs Read More

Classic Cars Used Cars May 23, 2018, 2:30 AM