Matthew Klippenstein

Matthew Klippenstein is a professional engineer and plug-in electric vehicle enthusiast. A GreenCarReports correspondent since 2013, Matthew regularly provides Canadian electric vehicle commentary for television and radio, in both English and French, and has made guest appearances on several podcasts. His consultancy Electron Communications focuses on cleantech clients; he also co-hosts the CleanTech Talk podcast. He tweets from @ElectronComm.

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Canada electric-car news: EV Awards, surging Solo sales, electric-bus boom

Canada electric-car news: EV Awards, surging Solo sales, electric-bus boom

Coming in mid-October, Canadian Thanksgiving roughly coincides with the return of ice hockey. This year, the country’s plug-in electric vehicle fans have their own reasons for giving thanks—and not just because the National Hockey League followed Tesla’s lead and expanded into...

October 18, 2017
 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

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... read more August 9, 2017


 
Plug'n'Drive EV Discovery Centre, Toronto

Canada electric-car news: EV Discovery Centre, more charging sites, ZEV mandates debated

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, the plug-in electric vehicle sector has charged forward, with developments on the national, provincial and even municipal levels... read more August 3, 2017


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the... read more July 7, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, May 2017: what dominance looks like

As certain as LeBron James reaching the NBA Finals, the Chevy Volt led the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in May. Barring a sales collapse in June, it will have led... read more June 6, 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


 

 
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