Electric Vehicles

Ultra-Fast Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Canada

CBC | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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...

The University of Calgary Club That Built an Electric Motorcycle

David Dodge | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

If you go to the University of Calgary you don't suffer from a lack of choice when it comes to Students Union clubs. There are options for everything from swing dancing to politics to Bronies. But the most interesting club in our view is one called Team Zeus. It's only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle.

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.

Electric Bikes: Not Cars, Not Bikes, Just Right

David Dodge | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Not to oversell it, but the electric bike might be the single best urban transportation option out there. An electric bike is almost Goldilocksian in how it fits into the urban fabric. You get to power up that big hill, get some fresh air and dodge traffic all at the same time.

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.

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

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...

World's Car Population Hits 1 Billion

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business

The number of cars on the world's roads surpassed one billion last year, according to a study that has spurred debate on what the rapidly-growing car ...

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.