Gaining traction: Ballard’s faith in hydrogen is paying off
Is the clean tech innovator about to achieve its breakout moment?
Unionized Halifiax shipyard workers vote yes for strike mandate
Membership includes metal fabricators to electricians; contract expires at the end of this month.
Couillard says lack of contracts for Davie shipyard an ‘injustice’
Canadian Forces decided another Asterix supply ship wasn’t necessary, almost 1,000jobs gone by Christmas.
SEAT revitalizes bus fleet with clean diesel order from New Flyer
There are 206 40-ft. heavy-duty transit buses remaining in Connecticut’s contract.
Loblaw pre-orders 25 Tesla all electric trucks for undisclosed price
Ontario-based grocer has committed to a fully electric fleet and to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.
New Flyer to invest $28M in bus parts plant in Kentucky
The 300,000 square-foot facility will serve three business units of the NFI Group in the US.
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks with new electric semitractor-trailer
Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
New, tighter screenings to start for all US bound airline passengers
American air carriers and global airlines must comply, affecting all 2,100 daily flights from around the world entering the US.
CN Rail on hiring spree after laid off workers pass on jobs
Insufficient number of crews to handle increased demand prompted by a stronger North American economy.
Feds reviewing budgets and schedules for new resupply ships, icebreaker
Construction of three offshore fisheries science vessels for the coast guard is delayed.
BlackBerry partners with Fleet Complete on fleet tracking solution
Operators will access performance and operation data, like driver behaviour and fuel levels.
Oil sands crude pellets touted as cure for risky bitumen transport
Self-sealing balls of bitumen can then be moved in coal rail cars or transport trucks.
Taxpayer deal saves Cape Breton rail line for at least a year
Preservation agreement covers expenses on the line formerly operated by the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway.
Former Expedia CEO takes helm at Uber
Ride-hailing firm’s eight-member board voted unanimously to offer him the job on Aug. 26.
California seeks to boost electric car rebate program
State could spend up to $3 billion to expand its rebate program for zero-emission vehicles.
Cummins unveils electric heavy-duty transport truck
Heavy-duty engine maker beats Musk’s Tesla to the big rig punch.
Bombardier vows to restore credibility after losing out on NY subway contract
New York’s transportation authority says the company won’t be awarded a $3.2 billion subway car contract because of past delays.
Ford, Chinese partner considering electric vehicle venture
Ford has plans to offer electric versions of 70% of its models in China by 2025.
Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range
New vehicle will travel 40% farther than its first fuel cell SUV, the Tucson ix FCEV.
Electric vehicle subsidies: MEI says they’re expensive and ineffective
Subsidizing EV costs up to 29 times the carbon market price per tonne of GHGs eliminated.
Thales Canada gets $5.2B Arctic fleet service contract
Work to be completed in Canada, except when the ships need work overseas.
Tech project tackles winter challenges.
St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18%
Iron ore shipments grew 68% to meet higher demand from Japan and China for the key ingredient in steelmaking.
New Flyer lands contract to provide Edmonton with 110 clean diesel buses
Buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018.
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous vehicle partnership
FCA also has a partnership to provide vehicles and install technology developed by Google’s autonomous car unit, Waymo.
First Nation sues CN Rail for $30M over northern Ontario oil spills
Suit alleges damage has created health risks and crippled community’s ability to observe their Indigenous traditions.
CP Rail speeds up delivery from Vancouver to US industrial heartland
Accelerating shipments and transport goods up to 48 hours faster than CN Rail’s transit times to Detroit.
Uber launches fleet of mapping vehicles in Vancouver ahead of rollout
Information will better match customers with drivers, navigate quicker routes and more accurate timing estimates.
Bombardier-NUG win $30M contracts for rail extension projects
Bombardier-China joint venture to supply propulsion and control technology for Nanchang lines.
Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040
Follows similar moves in France and Norway to replace internal combustion engines with electric and hybrid options.
Canadian airlines aiming to become a biofuel superpower
Companies including Air Canada seek to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it far to meet demand.
Agrisoma signs first international cleantech supply deal
Supply agreement will grow carinata oilseed crops for sustainable biofuels production in South America.