Tag: Canada

Mar 17, 2023 - 12:50 pm

7-Eleven plans to build fast-charging network in North America

US retail group 7-Eleven has announced the construction of its own fast charging network in the US and Canada under the new ‘7Charge’ brand. This is set to become “one of the largest and most compatible electric vehicle fast charging networks of any retailer in North America”.

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Mar 15, 2023 - 05:03 pm

VW raises e-mobility targets for 2030

The VW brand has increased its electric car sales targets in Europe and North America. In Europe, up to 80 per cent of the cars sold by VW are to be BEVs by 2030 instead of the previously planned 70 per cent; in North America, a BEV share of 55 per cent is planned by […]

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Mar 14, 2023 - 04:23 pm

Open Tesla-me: Is there a glitch in the software?

Could there truly be one app to open them all, those Tesla cars? It looked like there was for a man in Vancouver who got into what he thought was his car and even drove off. It turns out it wasn’t, which leaves a few open questions.

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Mar 14, 2023 - 03:08 pm

Quebec pushes public chargers via private companies

The Quebec government is investing nearly $60 million to expand its public network of EV charging stations by 30 per cent. The province has selected 81 projects so far and expects around 400 new charge stops to be created through these public-private partnerships.

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Mar 13, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Canada Post goes all electric in Nanaimo

Canada Post has taken delivery of 14 electric delivery vans at its Nanaimo depot, making it the CEP provider’s first location with an entirely electric fleet. The depot acts as a test location, as Canada Post is looking to electrify its last mile.

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Mar 10, 2023 - 12:32 pm

Mercedes to build first own fast chargers before 2023

After Mercedes-Benz announced far-reaching plans to build its own global HPC network in North America, Europe, China at the beginning of this year, the company is now giving more details. The development is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the USA and in the European countries of Germany and France.

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Feb 28, 2023 - 10:12 am

Fisker Ocean could launch in Europe this year

According to carmaker Fisker, its first model, the Fisker Ocean, is getting ready to hit the streets in over 20 countries before the end of the year. Homologation testing for Europe and the US is said to be completed in March. And once the regulatory approval process is finished, sales could kick off.

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Feb 24, 2023 - 02:44 pm

Fisker & ChargePoint team up in the USA

Fisker has announced that ChargePoint will take on the role as its North American partner for public charging solutions. Customers buying a Fisker Ocean will gain access to ChargePoints charging network across the USA.

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Feb 22, 2023 - 01:27 pm

Ioniq 6 prices announced in the USA

Hyundai Motor America has announced prices and packages for the Ioniq 6 in the USA. Customers can choose between two battery sizes and two electric drive layouts, with either a rear motor or both front and rear drives for all-wheel drive.

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Feb 22, 2023 - 01:11 pm

GM to produce electric drives in Ontario

General Motors has announced an investment in its powertrain plant in St. Catharines in the Canadian province of Ontario to produce more than 400,000 electric drive system units per year in the future. However, GM is making the investment dependent on additional funding.

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Feb 20, 2023 - 02:41 pm

CUTZEB to help Canadian transit agencies with buses

In Canada, a new organisation called CUTZEB, the Canadian Urban Transit Zero Emissions Bus joint procurement initiative, has been formed to support public transit agencies in procuring zero-emission buses and corresponding infrastructure.

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Feb 17, 2023 - 12:13 pm

LG Chem secures Canadian lithium from Piedmont

LG Chem has secured lithium from North America. The South Korean chemical company has signed offtake agreements with Piedmont Lithium for a total of 200,000 metric tons of spodumene concentrate (SC6). In addition, LG has also taken a financial stake in Piedmont.

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Feb 16, 2023 - 04:16 pm

Magna to build battery casing plant in Canada

The automotive supplier Magna International is investing more than 470 million US dollars in six locations in the Canadian province of Ontario. The most capital-intensive of these six projects is the construction of a new battery casing plant at the Brampton site.

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Feb 14, 2023 - 01:25 pm

Mitsubishi backs up Lion Electric financing solutions

Electric bus maker Lion Electric has secured backup from Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada for its financing division LionCapital Solutions. They will help customers in the United States and Canada to finance Lion electric school buses and trucks.

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Feb 8, 2023 - 11:30 am

Mercedes presents the new eSprinter

The new Mercedes eSprinter is to be launched in the USA and Canada in the second half of the year. In Europe, the first variant of the van will be launched at the end of the year. In total, the vehicle with new technology in the familiar body will be available in around 60 markets.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 01:03 pm

B-ON brings on Karma Automotive as production partner

The StreetScooter successor B-ON is cooperating with Karma Automotive to produce electric transporters for the North and South American market. With this in mind, Karma Automotive will start assembling B-ON’s electric vans in California later this year.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:57 pm

Kruger Energy orders 50 electric trucks

Canadian developer and operator of renewable energy power plants Kruger Energy is deploying its first two electric heavy-duty trucks and has ordered 50 more. The two electric trucks in the company’s fleet are two Peterbilt 579EVs.

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Jan 21, 2023 - 03:29 pm

Ottawa to procure 250 electric buses

The Canadian capital Ottawa has received a funding commitment of 350 million dollars (240 million euros) from the Government of Canada to procure 350 electric buses and install the charging infrastructure needed for their operation.

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Jan 11, 2023 - 03:05 pm

TPA to run Toronto’s burgeoning charging network

Toronto launched the ‘EV Charging Initiative’ and appointed the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) to run it. TPA, the largest municipality-owned parking operator in North America, just installed eight chargers in a parking garage as part of a more comprehensive plan.

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Jan 4, 2023 - 11:09 am

Piedmont to supply Tesla with lithium in second half of 2023

Piedmont Lithium has negotiated an amended supply contract with Tesla. Under the new contract, Piedmont Lithium will supply approximately 125,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate (SC6) to Tesla between the second half of 2023 and the end of 2025 but not from its own mining operations as planned.

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