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New World Record In Canada: 431 Plug-In Electric Vehicles In One Place

New World Record In Canada: 431 Plug-In Electric Vehicles In One Place

It appears that a Québec electric-car group has set a new world record for plug-in electric cars gathered in one place. Yesterday, 431 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars gathered in a long parking lot on the Île Sainte-Hélène, just south of the Jacques Cartier... read more

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Nissan Micra now available in Canada

2015 Nissan Micra: $10K Minicar For Canada--Paid For By Smart?

A fuel-efficient five-door hatchback a little smaller than a subcompact--for less than $10,000? That sounds like a pretty good deal. Unfortunately, it's a deal only available... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Jan 2014: Another Chevy-Tesla Tossup?

The new year started out positively for Canadian electric-vehicle advocates, as government registration data showed Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales topped 3,100... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada In 2013: Up 50 Percent

Plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada rose by half in 2013, with sales poised to top 3,000 units once end-of-year vehicle registration data arrives. This is a... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Grille

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Nov 2013: Volt Soars, Tesla Tumbles?

GM sold an excellent 133 Chevrolet Volts in November, more than doubling October's 62 sales, and bringing monthly sales into triple figures for the second time this year... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
Gas gauge

Why Gas Mileage In Canada Is Very Different

Your mileage may vary from the published estimates, as all drivers know. But it turns out it may vary more in Canada, whose fuel-efficiency ratings are higher than those from... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Oct 2013: Tesla-Volt Rivalry Continues

The Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Model S have jockeyed for the Canadian sales crown since the latter's arrival in Canada. October marked the 20th consecutive month that either... read more November 14, 2013 by 


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

Grading Canada's Progress In Plug-In Electric Cars So Far

Modern electric cars went on sale three years ago, and now we're starting to see assessments of their progress from a variety of perspectives. Last year, WWF Canada (the... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
zenn

Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Electric-car charging information from BC Hydro, West Coast Green Highway, British Columbia, Canada

BC To Get Canada's First Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

The West Coast "green highway" will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality. Their cars' GPS... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Giving Thanks (In Canada) for Electric-Car Charging On Roads

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, though the country's electric vehicle enthusiasts could be forgiven a bit of pessimism. Plug-in car adoption has been slower than expected... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway 401 corridor map

Electric Cars Can Now Travel From Montreal To Detroit Via Sun Country Charging Stations

Electric-car owners may want to consider a road trip to Canada. Sun Country Highway (SCH) has just opened an extension of its network of charging stations to cover the length... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

What Does It Take To Drive An Electric Car In Canadian Winters?

So how on earth do you use an electric car in places that consistently get many feet of snow every winter? Short answer: snow tires. Long answer: plan ahead. Being based in... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Sep 2013: Volt Repeat?

The Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Model S were probably neck-and-neck in Canadian plug-in sales, in September In August, the Chevy Volt won the sales podium by an 84-56 margin... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

New Gas Stations Must Have Quick Charging Or Other Alt Fuels, Canadian City Says

Where should you put public charging stations for electric cars? Local businesses and governments and urban planners all over the country are grappling with that question... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
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