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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

Ford gets help delivering door-to-door autonomously

Ford taps into autonomous vehicle systems to develop robot for final steps Read More

Auto Technology Autonomous Driving
May 25, 2019, 1:55 AM

Rolls-Royce pays homage to 1st transatlantic flight

50 Wraith Eagle VIIIs will be made to commemorate the 1919 non-stop flight Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Auto Industry People
May 24, 2019, 1:55 AM

GM debuts new digital vehicle platform

GM debuts platform on the 2020 Cadillac CT5, expanding to others by 2023 Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry
May 22, 2019, 2:30 AM

BMW celebrates 35 years of M5 with limited edition

Limited edition BMW M5 Edition 35 Years starts life as an M5 Competition Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Auto Enthusiasts
May 19, 2019, 10:30 PM

Ottawa develops autonomous-vehicle test facility

Private, gated facility part of National Capital Commission Research Farm Read More


Fiat Chrysler issues two recalls for 700,000 vehicles

485,000 Ram pickups and 208,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans affected Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
May 17, 2019, 10:30 PM

Honda repurposes used Fit EV batteries

Honda and partner to develop and repurpose network of used EV batteries Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology
May 16, 2019, 10:30 PM

Ford recalls over 272,000 vehicles with shift cable issues

Fusion has faulty shift cable bushing; Ranger has badly fastened bracket Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
May 15, 2019, 10:30 PM

Ferrari debuts F8 Tributo at kickoff of Ferrari Challenge UK

F8 Tributo 2-seat berlinetta pays homage to the most powerful Ferrari V-8 Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
May 14, 2019, 10:30 PM

Canadian university develops a cheaper fuel cell

University of Waterloo develops hydrogen fuel cell that lasts 10x longer Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology
May 13, 2019, 10:30 PM

FCA looks to future designers for next halo car

Contest challenged Grade 10-12 students to design ultimate status vehicle Read More

Auto Industry Future Cars
May 11, 2019, 10:30 PM

Volkswagen EV plant ramping up for late-year production

Zwickau plant will start ID.3 production in 2019; produce only EVs by 2021 Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry
May 11, 2019, 10:30 PM

Volkswagen looks at EV battery recycling

EV-batteries are one of the most expensive components of electric vehicles Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry
May 10, 2019, 10:30 PM

Range Rover shoots for the stars with special Astronaut Edition

Range Rover Astronaut Edition available to Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
May 9, 2019, 10:30 PM

Bentley looks to Bavaria for 1-off Continental GT

Mulliner to hand-craft just one Continental GT Convertible Bavaria Edition Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars
May 7, 2019, 10:30 PM

Legendary Bugatti Type 35 was virtually unbeatable

Open top Bugatti Type 35 became one of the best racing cars of all time Read More

Classic Cars Motor Sports
May 6, 2019, 10:30 PM

Volkswagen exposes electronics in e-Golf

eGon is an e-Golf with exterior removed, to show complexity of electronics Read More

Green Cars Future Cars
May 5, 2019, 10:30 PM

May 4th holds special meaning for Rolls-Royce

In 1904, Rolls and Royce forged agreement to make “best car in the world” Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry
May 5, 2019, 2:30 AM

Benz Velo, first mass-produced car, debuted in 1894

Compact 2-seater weighed 280 kg, powered by a 1.5-hp single-cylinder engine Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry
May 3, 2019, 10:30 PM

Chequered Flag flies for Jaguar E-Pace

E-Pace Chequered Flag comes with upgraded standards and unique design cues Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
May 2, 2019, 10:30 PM

VW to engage disability groups early in vehicle design

Inclusion initiative addresses design of automated vehicle technologies Read More


Special edition Toyota 86 has other coupes seeing green

86 Hakone Edition named after famous twisty 20-km Hakone Turnpike in Japan Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Apr 30, 2019, 10:30 PM

Mopar addresses the Hellephant in the room

1,000-hp Hemi crate engine available for order from Mopar for $29,995 US Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Enthusiasts
Apr 28, 2019, 10:30 PM

Toyota recalls 61,000 vehicles over airbag issues

Toyota Sienna, Yaris may have deployment issues with front and side airbags Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Apr 24, 2019, 10:30 PM

Mercedes honours pioneering spirit with special EQC

EQC Edition 1886 serves as reminder of the invention of the automobile Read More

New Cars Green Cars Auto Shows
Apr 22, 2019, 10:30 PM