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For electric cars to make a noticeable impact on climate change, there also needs to be a shift in how electricity is generated.
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Nationally, electric vehicles still make up only one per cent of new vehicle sales. So how do we get to that electric mobility future? The biggest missing piece is strong government policy at the national and provincial level.
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The shift to driverless cars and ride-hailing poses a real threat to the oil and auto industries, but creates new opportunities as well.
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It's estimated that about 18 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Canada come from the cars we drive and how we drive them. With almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions coming from our cars, there's a lot we can do to drive change and minimize our impact on the environment as motorists.
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The oil industry isn't facing the coming reality of a low-carbon world, study argues.
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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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There could be 30,000 EVs on Canada's roads by next summer.
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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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is a pretty unlikely place to find one of the rarest electric vehicles, or EVs, in Canada. But Kent Rathwell, the owner of one of only three Toyota RAV4 EV's north of the American border, is a pretty extraordinary dude.
NEW YORK -- You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project -- code name "Titan'' -- t...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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 population will mean for the world's economy and 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.