Electric Cars

Finally, A Tesla For The Rest Of Us

CP | Dee-Ann Durbin And Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Business

Tesla gets 115,000 orders for Model 3 in one day.

Why Luxury Automakers Are Rushing To Make Electric Cars

CBC | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business

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 Volkswag...

This Road Recharges Electric Cars While You Drive

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Business

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.

Quebec Should Ditch Wind Power Subsidies and Go for Oil

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

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.

Subsidizing Electric Cars Is a Waste of Money

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

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.

Ultra-Fast Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Canada

CBC | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Business

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 be...

Can You Guess Where Tesla's 'Gigafactory' Will Be?

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business
Capt. Trevor Greene

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.

By 2040, We Won't Need Subways

Candice Malcolm | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

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.

Why My Next Car Will Be Electric and Yours Should Too

Jessi Cruickshank | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Jessi Cruickshank

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.

Unexpected Downside To Electric Cars

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Business

PALO ALTO, Calif. - An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging ...

Green Energy Futures Top Five Stories of 2013

David Dodge | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

We spent 2013 crisscrossing the country finding inspiring stories of Canadians engaged with green energy solutions in their homes, businesses and comm...

Tired of Paying Crazy Gas Prices? On Sun Country Highway, You Don't Have To

David Dodge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

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.

Electric Cars: The Fast and the Chargeable

David Dodge | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

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.

What's Next for Hybrids and Electric Cars?

David Dodge | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

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.

A Year of Uplifting Green Energy Stories

David Dodge | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

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.

The Green Technology Canadians Embrace

The Experts at Microsoft | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada

Whether it’s your rising energy bill or your environmentally conscious self, renewable sources of energy offer ways to be kind to your pocketbook an...

Are Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Ontario, Quebec?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Hydro-Quebec and Plug'nDrive Ontario are teaming up to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations in both provinces.The public...

Electric Cars Are Making Inroads, Says Car Show Organizer

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Electric cars are still a rarity on the highway but the president of Montreal's International Auto Show says they're steadily making inroad...

B.C. Paves the Way for Electric Cars

Claire Beckstead | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Claire Beckstead

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

Nissan Makes Leap Forward In Electric Car Batteries

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada Business

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....

Magna Joins Ontario's Green Revolution

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) is spending $430 million to research and develop electric-vehicle technology in Ontario, a move tha...

Electric Vehicles Charging Forward in Ontario

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

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.