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Canada’s Letenda presents cold-weather electric bus
Canadian bus builder Letenda has unveiled a new generation of electric buses designed specifically for cold temperatures. The first model to arrive will be a midibus called Electrip, which is made for the city.Weiterlesen
Nova Bus receives significant e-bus order from Québec
Nova Bus, a Canadian subsidiary of Volvo Group, has announced its largest electric bus order to date. The North American manufacturer will supply four transit authorities in Quebec with a total of 24 e-buses starting in 2022.Weiterlesen
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Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets
A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.Weiterlesen
StromVolt Americas announces battery plant plans for Canada
The Canadian start-up StromVolt Americas has announced its intention to build Canada’s first factory for the production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles together with the Taiwanese company Delta Electronics. The factory will be located in the province of Quebec.Weiterlesen
Hydro-Québec launches pilot to support school buses
In Canada, electricity utility company Hydro-Québec has launched a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin to support the electrification of school buses. Several Québec-based suppliers will participate in the project, including Lion Electric, Malco Électrique and AddÉnergie.Weiterlesen
Montreal to electrify city transport with $885 million
The Canadian city of Montreal is investing 885 million dollars in electrification over the next three years. This will help fund more charging stations, electric buses and more sharing electric bikes.Weiterlesen
Lion Electric wins order of 260 electric school buses
The Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric has won its largest-ever single order for electric school buses. Lion Electric will deliver 260 LionC to First Student, a provider specialising in school transportation.Weiterlesen
Québec province to electrify most school buses by 2030
Canada’s province of Québec wants most pupils heading to class in yellow electric school buses by 2030, Premier François Legault announced. The province’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy unveiled last autumn contains the target in some detail.Weiterlesen
Lion Electric to build battery innovation plant in Québec
The Canadian electric utility vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric announces the construction of a battery plant and innovation centre in Québec, Canada. The plant will produce battery modules and battery packs from supplied cells from 2023.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Lion Electric orders $234 million of bus batteries from Romeo Power
US battery manufacturer Romeo Power has received a major order from Canadian e-commercial vehicle manufacturer Lion Electric. Under the terms of the contract signed by both parties, Romeo will supply battery modules and packs for Lion Electric’s electric trucks and electric buses.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
Canadian e-bus maker diversifies with e-truck Lion8
The Canadian manufacturer Lion Electric, known for its electric school buses, is now starting the expansion of its range of commercial electric vehicles with the launch of its first electric truck in the US vehicle category of Class 8.Weiterlesen
In Québec, Racine offers a spin in a Tesla to sell their EVs
Sometimes a little madness goes a long way: The Canadian state of Québec is trying to get more EVs in the country to satisfy increasing demand. Racine has just opened a pre-owned EV division offering a free ride in Québec’s “fastest” EV – a pimped Tesla Model 3 – to inspire electric vehicle ownership.Weiterlesen
CA: Keolis & Navya launch first autonomous shuttles
The town of Candiac in Québec will see the first real-road trial of autonomous electric shuttles in Canada. Setup by Keolis using EVs from Navya, the trial will run over 12 months. The shuttles will serve on public roads on a 2-km stretch.Weiterlesen
Canada: Electric Circuit charging network expanding
The EV charging network spanning Québec is receiving another extension. Hydro-Québec ordered 50 kW fast-charging stations from AddEnergie to widen the Electric Circuit. It is the fourth successful bid for the local charging equipment provider.Weiterlesen
VW founds subsidiary to construct Canadian charging network
Volkswagen has founded another subsidiary after Electrify America to construct an EV charging network in Canada. The company is called Electrify Canada and will set up a DC charging network that will include high power chargers.Weiterlesen
Nova Bus receives largest hybrid bus order to date
Nova Bus has been selected by Quebec to supply most of their hybrid and electric buses. For Nova Bus it is their largest order of the kind to date. It includes 497 hybrid buses and up to 1,028 vehicles on option that will go to the province’s 9 largest cities.Weiterlesen
Lion Electric launches electric minibus for paratransit
Canada’s Lion Electric is expanding its portfolio beyond electric school buses. Their latest strike is a minibus designed for paratransit, that is transport for physically challenged persons, and other public transport.Weiterlesen
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Greenway to erect net in Slovakia and Poland: Greenway Infrastructure says it will install numerous charging stations on behalf of the EU’s executive agency INEA in both countries. The order involves 13 ultra-fast charging stations with up to 350 kW. Ten of them will be in Poland, the others in Slovakia. They will be joined by another 60 quick charging stations with up to 50 kW as well as 50 regular charging stations with up to 22 kW in Poland and 20 in Slovakia.
London charges diesel extra: Parts of London’s city centre sees the trial of the so-called D-charge that started just now. Thus, for diesel older than 2015, parking in chosen areas gets more expensive. With 7.35 pounds per hour their fee is 2.35 pounds more costly than for other cars.
ChargePoint takes over GE charging net: U.S. provider ChargePoint has announced its acquisition of General Electric’s charging network including all client contracts. The company’s network thus grows significantly towards 10,000 charging points, among them 8,000 at residential buildings.
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New Zealand encourages EV uptake: With an Energy Innovation Amendment Bill, New Zealand’s government seeks to support electrification on the country’s roads. The aim is to exempt heavy EV from charges or allowing electric cars to use special lanes. These measures shall contribute to the government’s strategy to reach up to 64,000 EVs in New Zealand by 2021.
Also Quebec’s government raises 1.5bn dollars in order to promote clean energy within the next 3 years. In 2020, the parliamentarians hope to see 100,000 EVs in the province. The measures involve subsidiaries for EV buyers, a wider charging net and testing H2 cars.