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The companies will be investing billions.
Imagine it is the year 2047 and you are driving from Toronto to Vancouver. What will the experience be like? How will it be different than today? Here are some possible ways.
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Electric cars contain fewer components, require fewer workers to build.
Among the most important markets within IoT is the automotive industry, where the connected car is already taking off. The IoT-enabled vehicles weave together a suite of integrated devices, which offer many benefits, like improved safety and security, a personalized user experience (Spotify playing your favourite song when you open the door), and a transformed way we think about vehicle ownership.
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It's small, it's electric, and it's likely hitting the streets soon.
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When it comes down to it, an electric car can actually save you thousands of dollars down the road when it comes to fuel costs. In addition, some provinces have launched incentive campaigns to help drivers subsidize the initial purchase price. In Ontario for example, drivers can save up to $13,000 on eligible vehicles thanks to incentives.
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This is how it can be fixed.
Last week marked the 10th anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth, the Al Gore documentary that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda. Here's a quick look at developments over the past decade, both the inconvenient and the convenient.
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Tesla gets 115,000 orders for Model 3 in one day.
What's with all these luxury electric cars? The news from the Frankfurt Auto Show underway in Germany is that Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen's Porsche and Audi will join Tesla and BMW in the...
The problem with electric cars is how to keep them charged when we can't even go a day without our smartphones running out of juice. Well, the U.K. is testing solution.
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Hydro-Québec indirectly subsidizes the wind power sector to the tune of $695 million a year, which amounts to some $200 per Quebec household to produce a tiny fraction of the province's energy. With an estimated 40 billion barrels of oil, developing this resource would provide a minimum of $160 million a year in royalties for the Quebec treasury over 30 years.
There's no doubt that electric cars are hot. From the beginning of 2012 to the beginning of 2014, the number of them on the road around the world quadrupled from 100,000 to 400,000. When you look at the numbers, though, it turns out that subsidizing electric cars is an extremely inefficient way of curbing GHGs. In other words, it costs a lot to reduce a little.
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A new free high-speed charging station north of Toronto may be a sign that the barriers to widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Canada are being dismantled. "I expect that within the ne...
Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range. There will be no fuel cost along the way, because Musk is committed to making superchargers free for all Tesla owners.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's solution to the transportation infrastructure problem is to spend a whopping $50 billion of taxpayer money over the next 25 years to build an expansive rail network. By 2040, Toronto may finally have the subways that other cities built nearly 200 years earlier. But can you imagine what the world will look like in 2040? We are on the cusp of explosive new technologies that will revolutionize how we commute. Innovative tech startups are fixing the problems we currently have with cars: that they pollute too much, are too expensive for many, and congest our overcrowded roads. Here are three notable examples of ideas and companies that will change transportation as we know it.
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I've always been passionate about the environment. In Grade 6, I started an anti-litter campaign in my elementary school called "Clean Up Your Act" -- I was that kid. When I was 11 years old and telling kids to clean up their trash, I never would have believed that I would drive an electric car in my lifetime. But now the technology exists, it works, and it's more popular than ever.
PALO ALTO, Calif. - An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge ra...
We spent 2013 crisscrossing the country finding inspiring stories of Canadians engaged with green energy solutions in their homes, businesses and communities: we met everyone from Kent Rathwell, the i...
The business model is to really empower a nation and see where that goes. We're putting in charging stations at smaller communities and businesses to allow people who want to look at another alternative whether it's fully electric or electric extended range to be able to drive and to be able to go places and become more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Tesla, the pioneering electric vehicle manufacturer made the news recently and it wasn't about their cars or their flamboyant founder, Elon Musk. No, Tesla made the news because it paid off $465 million in government loans nine years early. Tesla is also estimating that it will sell 21,000 units of its Model S, its family sedan, in 2013.
The 100-mile-per-gallon car has arrived but it's still a niche item. Change on a grand scale will only come when we get beyond the early adopters and that will happen when either the price of technology comes way down or the price of gas goes way up.
While the pace of our transition to a lower carbon world can be frustrating, we have learned in a short time at Green Energy Futures there are some pretty inspiring and innovative people building a green energy future right now.
Whether it’s your rising energy bill or your environmentally conscious self, renewable sources of energy offer ways to be kind to your pocketbook and Mother Nature. Renewable Energy Sources Happening...
MONTREAL - Hydro-Quebec and Plug'nDrive Ontario are teaming up to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations in both provinces.The public utility and Ontario non-profit coalition said Fri...
MONTREAL - Electric cars are still a rarity on the highway but the president of Montreal's International Auto Show says they're steadily making inroads.Pascal Dandurand, the boss of the 2012 edition o...
On a crisp, sunny Saturday, I joined about 50 people at Surrey City Hall to hear B.C. ministers announce a $17 million provincial initiative to have many more clean cars gracing the streets of British Columbia. It was an exciting day, as an important step has been taken to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution
TOKYO - Nissan has developed a charger for electric vehicles that's smaller, about half the price, and easier to install.Nissan Motor Co., Japan's No. 2 automaker, said Monday the new charger will go...
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) is spending $430 million to research and develop electric-vehicle technology in Ontario, a move that will create more than 700 jobs in the province.E...
To be sure, there are those who think the provincial government shouldn't invest in electric car charging stations. But the truth is, Ontario's move will keep us in step with the world's leading economies.