Tag: Canada

Feb 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Out in the cold after a severe case of ICE-ing

Charging spots being blocked by entirely fossil-fuelled cars (ICE-ing) is, unfortunately, a common problem, but not many electric car drivers have experienced an ICE-ing as extremely as this Tesla owner: All of charging spots at a Supercharger location in Canmore, Canada, were occupied by combustion vehicles.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Investors favour Powersports as Taiga goes public

Electric snowmobile and watercraft maker Taiga is going public through a SPAC deal and is raising a whopping 100 million CAD in its wake. The Montréal-based company had vowed to electrify powersports back in 2015 and today joins the growing number of EV makers looking to grow big on the stock exchange.

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Jan 27, 2021 - 08:38 pm

CA: TransLink orders 15 e-buses from Nova Bus

Volvo’s Canadian subsidiary Nova Bus has received an order from TransLink for 15 new electric buses. These will complement two e-buses from Nova Bus that have already been in service since 2019 for the transport company active in the Greater Vancouver area.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 09:40 pm

Lion Electric wins XXL-order for electric school buses

Canada’s Lion Electric strikes again. This time close to home. The commercial vehicle maker has received an order from Autobus Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Quebec. They ordered 60 electric school buses to arrive over five years.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 03:10 pm

British Columbia increases maximum rebates for commercial EVs

In Canada, British Columbia’s Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) is set to receive a $31-million cash boost to double the maximum rebates for electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles available for local businesses and governments, public sector organisations and non-profit organisations.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 01:38 pm

Tesla extends battery research with Jeff Dahn

Tesla has extended its battery research partnership with Canada’s Dalhousie University, which has been in place since 2016, until at least 2026. Jeff Dahn will now be supported by Chongyin Yang and the former Bosch researcher Michael Metzger.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:31 pm

Uber to expand Uber Green services

Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities and towns.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Workhorse receives order for over 6,000 electric delivery vehicles

US manufacturer Workhorse has announced a major order for its electric delivery vehicles: Pride Group Enterprises, which operates in Canada and the US, is ordering 6,320 C-Series electric delivery trucks from Workhorse, concerning the C-650 and C-1000 models, with deliveries scheduled to take place between July 2021 and 2026.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 05:38 pm

Canoo reveals multi-purpose delivery vehicle MPDV

Californian startup Canoo has just held a preview of an all-electric multi-purpose delivery (MPDV) vehicle based on the company’s platform, which should cost around 33,000 US dollars (net, around 27,000 euros). The van can already be pre-ordered for a refundable deposit of 100 US dollars.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 11:48 am

An over-electrified Christmas Tesla

For many people across the world, this is the time to bring out the Christmas lights. In Canada, police found that a Tesla Model 3 driver took it too far. The officer pointed out the fairy lights to be a potential distraction. The next problem was that they were fastened with nothing but duct tape.

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Dec 16, 2020 - 05:19 pm

CATL buys into Neo Lithium

Chinese battery giant CATL is taking a roughly $8.5 million Canadian dollar-stake in mining company Neo Lithium in exchange for about eight per cent of the company’s stock. The Canadian company holds mineral and surface rights to a newly discovered lithium salar and brine reservoir complex in Argentina.

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Dec 6, 2020 - 05:47 pm

British Columbia doubles charging station rebates

The Government of British Columbia is doubling its rebates for electric-vehicle charging stations. The increase is part of the CleanBC rebate program, which has helped the province to have one of the highest EV uptakes in Canada.

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Dec 2, 2020 - 12:12 pm

The Lion Electric Company aims to go public

The Canadian electric truck and bus manufacturer The Lion Electric Company announced plans to become a publicly-traded company via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. This will help them ramp up EV production.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 02:57 pm

Damon presents two new electric motorcycles

The Canadian startup Damon Motorcycles has introduced two new electric motorcycles based on its Hyperdrive platform and opened pre-orders. Both bikes are slightly cheaper and weaker than the previous high-performance model Hypersport.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Lion Smart to develop electric bus battery

Lion Smart has been awarded a contract by Grande West Transportation Group of Canada to provide engineering services for development and integration. Lion Smart is helping with the electrification of the Vicinity bus model. The value of the order is in the mid-six-figure euro range.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Volvo XC40 prices are out for USA and Canada

In North America, Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Canada have announced the pricing for Volvo’s first purely electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge as well as access to nationwide charging networks in both countries.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm

FCA plans to build EVs in Canada starting in 2025

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest around 1.5 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Windsor in the Canadian province of Ontario and will also produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids there from 2025. A few weeks ago, the Unifor union had negotiated a very similar deal with Ford.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Zero presents 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has introduced its 2021 model year, which this time includes almost only optical updates. The 2021 Zero models will be shipped immediately from the company’s headquarters in California to dealers in North America and Europe.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 05:38 pm

Canada invests in electric bus infrastructure

The Canadian government announced it is allocating $1.5 billion (around 960 million euros) to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure. The funds are part of a larger three-year, $10-billion ‘Growth Plan’ that will also invest in clean energy projects.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:58 pm

ABB & Lion Electric enter service partnership

ABB has officially entered into a charging infrastructure partnership with Lion Electric. ABB will make its complete portfolio of charging solutions available to the Canadian electric commercial vehicle manufacturer for distribution in North America under the new Lion Energy division.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Walmart Canada triples its Tesla Semi order

Walmart Canada has reserved another 100 electric trucks at Tesla. After the Canadian branch of the US retail giant ordered 30 Tesla Semi two years ago, Walmart Canada is now increasing its order to a total of 130 units of the Tesla electric truck.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm

Ford will make EVs in Canada from 2024 onwards

US carmaker Ford has just announced investments of 1.8 billion Canadian dollars in its plant in Oakville (Ontario) and Windsor’s two assembly plants. The investment will enable the Oakville plant to convert to electric car production by 2024.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/23/out-in-the-cold-after-a-severe-case-of-ice-ing/
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