Advocates hope Ottawa expands, renews electric car rebate program
Provides up to $5,000 back on the purchase or lease of a new battery vehicle, or hybrid.
Electric car rebate uses nearly half its three year budget in eight months
More than $134 million in rebates have already been issued to 33,000 Canadians.
China’s electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers
Leaders are promoting electric cars, but sales are stalling because buyers are unsure the technology is mature enough.
Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps
Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.
Buying an electric car becomes cheaper as federal rebates kick in
Cars that have starting prices of less than $45,000 are eligible for the full $5,000.
Tesla’s production, deliveries fall in the 1st quarter
The company only delivered 63,000 vehicles in the quarter, down 31% from 2018’s fourth quarter.
Electric car sales soaring but Canada still far off goal set in 2009
Few of the 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada recommendations were followed.
Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates
Automaker is cutting prices by $2,000 to offset the phase-out of federal electric vehicle tax credits.
GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda: analysts
Automaker is betting on electric vehicles, mobility services and autonomous cars and trucks.
Electric promise: Volvo Cars opens first US factory
RIDGEVILLE, SC — Volvo Cars, the first major automaker…
California seeks to boost electric car rebate program
State could spend up to $3 billion to expand its rebate program for zero-emission vehicles.
Renault Nissan, Dongfeng partner on electric car venture
Companies aim to develop a vehicle based on an SUV platform.
For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge
…But the distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe.
Electric vehicle-maker Faraday Future leases California plant
Ditched plans to build a plant in Las Vegas in early July despite spending $120 million to develop the site.
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.
Tesla adds service centres as Model 3 goes on sale
Automaker adding 100 new service centres worldwide this year, adding 350 vans to its mobile service fleet.
Tesla unveils first production Model 3 and it belongs to…Elon Musk [VIDEO]
Automaker plans to ramp up production slowly, with just 100 cars to be producer in August and more than 1,500 in September.
Tesla loses spot as most valuable US carmaker
Automaker has a rough week on the stock market, despite announcing production of its new Model 3 is ahead of schedule.
Volvo forgoes traditional engines in favour of electrics
Starting in 2019, all of the automaker’s vehicles will be powered by electric motors.
Tesla Model 3 deliveries to start in late July
CEO Musk says the new car has passed all regulatory requirements for production to begin two weeks early.
Ottawa won’t impose national threshold for electric car purchases
22-member panel to come up with options for addressing barriers to zero-emission vehicles.
Quebec cottage region emerges as electric car capital of Canada
The region of Lanaudiere, north of Montreal, has the highest per capita electric car ownership in Quebec.
Swedish student startup gets $1.3 million deal to build electric cars
The twin-seat vehicles have 15 kilowatt engines with a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour.
Automakers express concern over Quebec electric vehicle law
Electric cars will have to make up 3.5% of all auto sales in the province, starting with the 2018 model year.
Work stopped at Las Vegas electric car factory site
Officials call work stoppage a “temporary adjustment” to focus on concept car development.
Tesla acquires German manufacturing engineering firm
Electric car maker expects to add more than 1,000 engineering and technician jobs in Germany over the next two years.
Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own
Musk predicts the technology will be twice as safe as a human driver butut will jack up vehicle prices.
VW, JAC in talks to make electric cars
The German automaker wants to deliver 30 new electric vehicles over the next ten years.
Tesla unveils 100 kW battery for Model S, X vehicles
Musk says it’s now the world’s fastest production car; extends range to 315 miles.
EV sales hitting records but far surpassed by non-electric cars
Plug-in electric cars still only account for less than 0.30% of all vehicles sold in Canada.
Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition could speed sustainable energy
The electric car-maker has acquired the solar panel installer for $2.6 billion, pending regulatory approvals.
Samsung in talks to invest in Chinese electric car maker
Company said the move would strengthen its semiconductor business for vehicles.