Matthew Klippenstein

Matthew Klippenstein is a professional engineer, plug-in electric vehicle enthusiast, and member of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association. In his role with a leading renewable energy consultancy, he evaluates the wind energy potential of prospective wind farms. A fourteen-year veteran of the fuel cell industry, he was part of Ballard Power Systems' micro-CHP product team which won the American Electrochemical Society New Technology Award in 2007, and co-authored the company's white paper on the future of electricity ("electron-democracy") for a McKinsey & Company essay series to which Steven Chu and Andy Grove also contributed. A GreenCarReports correspondent since 2013, Matthew has provided Canadian electric vehicle commentary for television and radio in English and French. He co-hosts the CleantechTalk podcast, and tweets from @EclecticLip.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2017: Golf season

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2017: Golf season

The Volkswagen e-Golf launched in Canada in late June, tallying 39 sales before the month’s end, and followed that with 84 units in its first full month of availability. Aided by the e-Golf, the Toyota Prius Prime and the soon-to-arrive second-generation Nissan Leaf, plug-in electric vehicles...

August 9, 2017
 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change...

The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling... read more May 8, 2017


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best... read more April 24, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2017: Chevy charges ahead

The Chevy Volt likely continued its winning ways atop the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales charts in March. Its 377 sales give it a comfortable margin over the Tesla... read more April 6, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2017: Bolt sprints to a speedy start

The Chevy Bolt EV electric car got off to a fast start in its first full month of Canadian sales, selling 86 vehicles in February. Excluding its first week of availability in... read more March 6, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Premier Grille

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Jan 2017: Volt on top again

The Chevrolet Volt continued its reign on top of the Canadian electric-vehicle sales charts for the tenth consecutive month in January. The plug-in hybrid Volt's 256 sales... read more February 6, 2017


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in... read more January 12, 2017


 

 
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