Highlights / electric

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Many Canadians plan to buy electric vehicles: survey

Of those Canadians who plan to buy a new car within the next five years, 68 per cent say they are likely to buy an electric vehicle, either pure or hybrid, according to a recent survey. As many as 70 »


An all-Canadian electric car in the works

While major carmakers around the world are putting electric vehicles into their lineup, the Canadian and Ontario governments have just offered hundreds of millions of dollars to American-based multinational Ford to upgrade its Canadian facility to start producing EV’s in »

Internet, Science & Technology

Shared electric scooters coming to Canada’s capital city

Shared electric scooters are going to be available to rent in Ottawa as part of a pilot project, the city announced in a press release on Thursday. According to the press release, the electric scooter pilot project will run until »

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

World’s first electric powered commercial seaplane test today

What is claimed to be the world’s first commercial electric powered plane will take off in British Columbia today.  The first test flight is expected to fly for about an hour. Developed in conjunction with the firm MagniX in Washington, »

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

Recreational vehicles; a step towards electric

One of the major manufacturers of recreation vehicles is exploring  a move towards going electric. Canada’s Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), is known world wide for products like Ski-Doo, and Sea-doo, Lnyx, Can-Am and umbrella names like Rotax, Evinrude, Alumacraft and »

Economy, Highlights, International, Society

Switching to a “green” vehicle? Canadians lukewarm

A new survey by the Angus Reid Institute of Canadians attitudes towards so-called green vehicles shows divided opinions. .After more than five years of incentive programmes in three of Canada’s most populous provinces to help fund purchases of electric or »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Electric snowmobile created in Canada generates huge interest

Three McGill University engineering students were working on an electric car when they got the brilliant idea to transfer the technology and create an electric snowmobile. The idea took off. It attracted investors and client interest across North America and »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology

Nano tech: Quantum mechanics and rock music join forces

All recorded music passes through various processing to get differing sounds and sound qualities. Modern electronic processing and consumer electronics involves silicon chips, (transistors, and diodes) and guitar players say that doesn’t necessarily provide a nice sound, which is why »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, International, Society

International car racing event coming to the street in Canada

The speed, the skill, the whirr of engines…Whirr? World renowned for it exciting Formula 1 races, Montreal will be the site of a new type of racing,  Formula-E, for electric. Car racing fans who know the sound of a screaming »