Tag: Canada

Sep 20, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Amazon orders ten Lion Electric trucks

Amazon is now part of a growing number of customers for Lion Electric vehicles. The company that entered the zero-emission market with electric school buses now sees demand increase for its electric trucks.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Toronto launches third electric bus variant

With the arrival of a third electric bus model, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) now has what it claims to be the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. However, the superlative claim will soon be taken by the city of LA in the USA.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Kenworth opens orders for two electric trucks

Truck manufacturer Kenworth will start selling the Kenworth K270E battery-electric truck model and its bigger brother, the K370E, in the USA and Canada. The drivetrain for the BEV trucks is supplied by Dana. The first deliveries of the trucks should be made before the end of the year.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:14 pm

GM & Honda to found North America alliance

General Motors and Honda have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form a North American automotive alliance. In addition to vehicle platforms (also for electric cars), this will involve cooperation in purchasing and research.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 06:20 pm

Canadian National Railway orders Lion Electric trucks

The Canadian electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric has just received its largest order to date. The manufacturer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian National Railway (CN) to supply 50 zero-emission trucks.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 06:57 pm

Bike Share Toronto launches e-bike pilot

Toronto sees the installation of a new e-bike sharing as Bike Share Toronto launched a pedal-assist bike pilot program this week. The pedelecs are available on the app already, while the charging stations will be installed over the next few weeks.

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:16 pm

British Columbia to go fully electric by 2040

The government of British Columbia, Canada, announced new regulations to ensure that all new vehicles sold in the province will have to be fully-electric by 2040. The regulation will be phased in starting in 2025.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 01:37 pm

Polestar 2 deliveries in Europe start ahead of schedule

Polestar has started deliveries of the Polestar 2 earlier than planned. The first European customer vehicle has now been handed over at the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, which is ahead of schedule and was not supposed to take place until August.

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Jul 24, 2020 - 01:36 pm

Edmonton launches their first electric buses

Public transport operator Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) unveiled the first 21 Proterra electric buses they have received so far. Another 19 Proterra buses are expected to arrive this year to make a total fleet of 40 electric buses. The Proterra buses will begin service in early August.

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Jun 21, 2020 - 07:48 pm

CA: Rollout of 100-kW fast-chargers on Electric Circuit

AddÉnergie Technologies has been selected to supply more than 100 fast-charging stations to Hydro-Québec’s Electric Circuit network following a recent call for proposals. The contract will see AddÉnergie deliver its newest chargers over a two-year term.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 05:14 pm

Transdev Canada invests in electric school buses

Transdev Canada announced the investment of close to CAD$4.5 million in a new fleet of electric school buses with the Quebec company Lion. With a total of 31 vehicles, this move will make them the largest private operator of electric school buses in North America to date.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

The 100 kWh Model 3: rumours and a denial

Rumour has it that Tesla is planning a 100-kWh version for Model 3, but Elon Musk has denied that Tesla is developing such a Model3. In addition, the range for the Model S with a large battery will indeed increase, but only in North America for the time being.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Tesla stocks rise past 1,000 USD mark

Tesla shares broke through the USD 1,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday. At over 180 billion dollars, this exceeded Toyota’s market capitalisation for the first time. This means that Tesla is currently trading on the stock exchange as the most valuable car manufacturer in the world.

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May 8, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Templar Marine launches lower-cost e-boat Picnic

Canada’s electric boat manufacturer Templar Marine presents its latest model. The Picnic 20 is the little sister of the flagship Cruiser 26 with Torqeedo drive presented last year and prices for the 10-seater start at 49,900 Canadian dollars.

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Apr 24, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Polestar 2 pricing out for the USA

Polestar has published the prices for its first purely electric model in the USA. The list prices of the Polestar 2 start at 59,900 US dollars: The battery-electric car qualifies for the federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Daimler & Volvo join on truck and bus fuel cells

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group intend to establish a joint venture to develop and build fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Although the letter of intent just signed is non-binding, a final agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.

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Apr 3, 2020 - 06:43 pm

Honda to use GM’s new electric vehicle platform

Honda will use GM’s recently introduced new electric vehicle platform with Ultium batteries as both manufacturers now agreed to develop two BEV models for Honda together. General Motors will make the new electric cars for Honda at its plants in North America.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Canadian parents want clean school buses

The parent initiative “For Our Kids” is working to ensure that only electric school buses are purchased in British Columbia. Their aim is to push the province to phase out their current diesel fleet of school buses within 10 years.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Daimler tests e-semi-trailers and trucks in North America

Daimler Trucks is launching another eight fully-electric Freightliner trucks for customer testing in North America. Over a period of 22 months, 14 different customers from a range of sectors will operate six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 within their daily transport business.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm

Can Tesla batteries cost less than 100 dollars per kWh?

Tesla’s project for the mass production of its battery cells is to be called Roadrunner and aims to reduce costs to 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour. This 100$/kWh milestone has long been considered the key to electric cars achieving price parity with ICEs without subsidies.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 11:32 am

Montréal says no to kick-scooters

Many cities have struggled with the adoption of electric scooters and the micromobility vehicles have had a mixed, often negative response. Now a city is throwing in the towel: After a pilot project last year, Montréal is now banning electric kick scooters from the city.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 04:31 pm

Translink looks to Vancouver for bus electrification

TransLink, the transport company responsible for the Greater Vancouver area in the Canadian province of British Columbia, plans to convert half of its bus fleet from diesel, natural gas and hybrid to battery operation by 2030. But the financing has not yet been finalised.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 03:11 pm

BC Ferries to use hybrid drives from Corvus

Corvus Energy has received a follow-up order from Damen Shipyards to supply battery systems for hybrid ferries again. The order comprises four ferries for the Canadian operator BC Ferries, which switch to be fully battery-powered in the future.

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Feb 17, 2020 - 04:27 pm

160 new fast-chargers for Ontario, Canada

The Canadian government is providing a further eight million dollars to set up 160 new fast chargers at 73 locations in the province of Ontario. The charging stations will be operated under the name Ivy Charging Network.

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Feb 13, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Tesla presents environmental deal for Gigafactory 4

There are updates on Tesla’s planned Gigafactory in Brandenburg: Tesla presented an environmental protection package in response to demands from nature conservationists. According to the package, Tesla wants to hang up about 400 nesting boxes and resettle several forest ant colonies.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/20/amazon-orders-ten-lion-electric-trucks/
20.09.2020 15:20