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

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 gas guzzlers produce similar results? SEE ALSO: Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Nov 2014: L-E-A-F Spells Consistency... read more

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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 [pohto: 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 


 
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 


 
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