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Earth Day Canada reveals electric vehicle service to fleet managers

Earth Day Canada and Quebec’s Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Metropolis and Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau revealed a program yesterday morning make it easier for companies to transition into using electric vehicles. Earth Day Canada said that »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Federal incentive budget for electric cars nearly halved in 8 months

The Canadian government has nearly spent half of its incentive budget for electric cars in just 8 months. The $300 million budget was supposed to last for the next three years. Instead, the federal government has already given out $134 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Federal electric vehicle rebate incentive

Starting today a new federal rebate plan kicks in as part of an effort to get more electric vehicles on Canadian roads. The plan originally announced in the budget in March would grant up to $5,000 on the purchase of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canada lagging behind on electric vehicles: think-tank

Canada must do more to promote electric vehicles to meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gases and also to reap economic benefits, reports the think-tank Clean Energy Canada. In 2016, only 0.6 per cent of car sales in Canada were »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Old mining waste becomes new gold in north Ontario

with files from:   Northern Ontario Business: N Tollinsky;    CBC: M von Stackelberg New technology and interest in electric cars has brought a rush of interest in a tiny old mining town in northern Ontario. Red balloon shows Cobalt Ontario, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Electric cars, not always “greener”

While many are extolling electric cars as the way of the future to reduce greenhouse gases, a new study points out that’s not always the case. Chris Kennedy (PhD, B Eng)  is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering »