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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

Paced by the Chevrolet Volt, Canada may have had its first-ever month in which 1,000 plug-in electric vehicle were sold. Volt sales continued to soar in Canada during June, with GM's electric flagship topping 300 for the first time. Factoring in population ratios, this would be roughly equivalent... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, April 2016: Model S sales ludicrous

With the Stanley Cup destined to be won by an American team for the 23rd straight year, Canadian hockey fans seemingly spent the month of April shopping. The country's... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2016: springing forward

Though many countries opt out of daylight savings time, the Canadian auto market always "springs forward" in March. Last month set a Canuck record for total March auto sales... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada, March 2016   [photo: Azra]

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

The Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Canada to echo U.S. fuel economy regulations for heavy-duty trucks

In its efforts to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, the U.S. government now has a partner in its neighbor to the north. Canada plans to echo upcoming U.S... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric cars in Canada: 6 good-news events for buyers, drivers

Canadian electric-vehicle policy seems to be enjoying its own annus mirabilis, or "wonderful year," during 2016. While "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step,"... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, February 2016: Volt Valentine

Chevy's 102 Volt sales may have led the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in February, and bring its national total to 5,611 units. As it happens, this is a mere 103... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Ontario, Canada, Boosts Electric-Car Purchase Rebate Amounts

As U.S. electric-vehicle advocates are well aware, a handful of states have reduced or killed incentives for plug-in vehicles over the past year, adding some headwinds to... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, January 2016: New Year, Old Models, New Records

Like an exhausted Times Square reveler, the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market tends to start the New Year slowly, and this past January was no exception. Chevy sold 94... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

When Electric-Car Incentives Return: British Columbia Case Study

Christmas came in April last year for plug-in electric vehicle proponents in British Columbia, Canada, when the provincial government reinstated its Clean Energy Vehicle... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, December 2015: Tesla Model S-Capades

Tesla's dominance in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales in December seems all but assured, given that its sales in the quarters ending in March, June and September were... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Owners In Canada Get Their 'Goodwill' Offer Too

While customers continue to wait for details of a recall on TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software, Volkswagen's U.S. arm recently tried to ease tensions with... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, November 2015: Autumn Reign For Volt

The second-generation Chevy Volt followed up its 203 October sales with 178 units in November, likely leading the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle pack. Though it will end... read more December 8, 2015 by


 
Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau with flag  [photo: Liberal.ca]

New Government, New Hope For More Electric Cars In Canada?

Canadian electric vehicle advocates can look at the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party with cautious optimism, and not just for the party's promise to install... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new... read more November 6, 2015 by


 

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