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Public Charging: Not As Important For Electric Cars As People Think?

Public Charging: Not As Important For Electric Cars As People Think?

Ask any electric-car advocate, and they'll likely list availability of public charging as one of the key requirements to getting more people interested in plug-in vehicles. The availability of public charging stations reduces range anxiety and gives drivers greater trip flexibility. That would... read more

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Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jan 2015: Volt Bolts To Early Lead

The Chevy Volt bolted to an early lead in Canada's 2015 plug-in electric vehicle sales, with 71 sales. That's nearly double the Nissan Leaf's January total of 36. We'll see... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
Electric cars on display at EV 10,000, celebrating Canada's 10,000th plug-in electric car delivered

Plug-in Electric Cars In Canada: 10,000 Sold, Good News For 2015

This month, as millions of Americans count down to Super Bowl XLIX, a slightly smaller number of Canadians counted down to EV 10,000, celebrating the ten-thousandth plug-in... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Canada In 2014: Steady Growth

While vehicle registration data won't arrive for another few weeks, we cautiously expect Tesla Model S to win December's Canadian plug-in sales sweepstakes. Both the... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Buying Electric Cars: Quebec Launches Carrot-And-Stick Program

Financial incentives and perks like access to carpool lanes have become a powerful tool in encouraging people to switch to electric cars. But could penalizing them for buying... read more December 7, 2014 by 


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

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Nov 2014: L-E-A-F Spells Consistency

The Nissan Leaf seems to have won its second consecutive Canadian sales title in November, bringing fuel-free mobility to another 103 drivers. While down slightly from... read more December 5, 2014 by 


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

Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land

Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Oct 2014: Tesla Outsells Leaf: UPDATED

Well, September vehicle registration data for Canada has now arrived, and the Tesla Model S simply crushed all competition with 194 sales. The September numbers no doubt got... read more November 7, 2014 by 


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

A Third Of This Dealer's Sales Are Chevy Volt Electric Cars: How'd They Do It?

Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? Bourgeois Chevrolet of Rawdon... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

BC's Electric-Car Charging Stations: 2 Years Of Data And What It Tells Us

British Columbia's public charging stations got twice as busy in the past year, roughly tracking the increase in the Canadian province's plug-in electric vehicle population... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
Smart Electric Drive, University of British Columbia campus, Vancouver [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Sep 2014: Smart Deals Move Wheels

During September, another 145 Chevrolet Volts were sold in Canada--continuing the slow but steady arrival of plug-in electric cars onto the nation's roads. While this would... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

In February, the Canadian province of British Columbia became one of few areas of the world to allow its plug-in electric vehicle purchase incentives to expire. The cause was... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jul 2014: Volt Victorious, Leaf Looms

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car remains Canada's plug-in sales champion, but the Nissan Leaf battery-electric--the best-selling electric car in history--is... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Aug 2013

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jun 2014: 10,000 On Roads At Year-End?

To borrow from an old soccer saying, plug-in electric car sales in Canada are a game in which about a dozen models compete, and the Chevy Volt wins. But in the broader... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 

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