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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian launch. That event is expected to take place early next year, but with photos of truckloads of Bolt EVs headed for U.S. dealers... read more

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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Ottawa resident Ricardo Borba takes delivery of the first consumer Nissan LEAF in Canada

Canada's first Nissan Leaf electric car driver: still committed after five years

Over five years after they first went on sale, Nissan electric cars have racked up an impressive amount of mileage: more than 2.5 billion kilometers (1.6 billion miles). The... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, August 2016: Volt laurels

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid followed July's record-setting 385 Canadian sales with 421 units in August—the first time any plug-in electric vehicle had topped the... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Multi-brand electric-car dealer to open in Canada after Iceland test

With the notable exception of Tesla Motors' company-owned stores, electric cars must compete against internal-combustion models for space and attention on dealer lots. But... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric-car pioneers vs mainstream buyers: how they differ, in Canada (exclusive)

A detailed study of 1,900 new-car buyers has let Canadian researchers contrast the early adopters of electric cars with the more mainstream market in fine detail. More than... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2016: the Model X factor

The second-generation Chevy Volt set a single-month Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales record in July with 385 sales, the equivalent of about 3500 sales in the American... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet 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... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

The leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. At the Three Amigos... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2016: Canada crosses 20,000 cars with plugs

The Chevy Volt's May sales numbers put it in the driver's seat in Canada for the fourth time in five months The country welcomed its 10,000th plug-in electric vehicle around... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
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


 

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