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When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

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 simple: The initial allocation of funds ran out, and the incentive was not renewed with further funding. Five months of... read more

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Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Why An Electric Car Saves Fleet Operators $16,000 In Lifetime Cost

The average car spends about 95 percent of a 24-hour day parked. For the 5 percent that they're driven, they actually spend one-third of the time idling–at red lights... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, May 2014: A Pattern Of Progress

May was a great month for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales, as it was in the United States--where sales of 3,117 Nissan Leafs represented the second-highest monthly... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Micra now available in Canada

Canada Gets Two Cars Below $10,000: Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra

There's a price war going on at the bottom of the Canadian car market. At one side, Nissan's new Micra--a small car long sold in the European and Japanese markets, but now... read more June 4, 2014 by 


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

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Canada For April: Volt Record Sales

In Canada, the Chevy Volt's record-setting sales last month overshadowed the Tesla Model S's equally impressive deliveries the month before, in March. Building on strong... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
World-record attempt for most plug-in electric cars gathered in one place, Montreal, April 2014

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... read more April 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada For March: Volt Returns To Triple Figures

While the Nissan Leaf is gaining momentum, the Chevrolet Volt remains in the driver's seat for March in plug-in electric-car sales for Canada. The Chevy Volt returned to... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
WAVE 2013 electric vehicle parade (Images: WAVE Facebook group)

Most Electric Cars Ever? Guinness World Record Try In Montreal Next Month

What's the most electric cars you've ever seen in one place? Next month, the National Advanced Transportation Center--a Canadian electric-car advocacy organization--will... read more March 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2014: Milestones, Millstones

While February's electric vehicle sales in Canada will have easily topped year-ago numbers, the plug-in market still faces headwinds in Canada during 2014. British Columbia... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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