Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Canada

Government of Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

Most automakers may have rejected hydrogen as an energy storage medium for passenger vehicles (Toyota is the notable exception), but the technology may yet find applications for industrial processes, and in other forms of transportation such as aviation and shipping. Some envision the lightest element as a medium to store energy from intermittent renewable sources,… Read more »

Electrify Canada expands ultra-fast charging network to Alberta

Electrify Canada, the sister company of Electrify America, has officially expanded into the province of Alberta with the opening of a new station in the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore. The new station is located just off of Highway 1 at The Shops of Canmore. Electrify Canada will also soon open a station in Calgary,… Read more »

Canadian and Ontarian governments invest $590 million to retool Ford plant for EV production

The governments of Ontario and Canada have announced that each will invest $295 million to help Ford upgrade its assembly plant in Oakville to start producing EVs. The grant was agreed to as part of last month’s $1.8-billion deal between Ford and the Canadian trade union Unifor. Ford plans to produce five new electric car… Read more »

Canada to award $2 million to Mogile for EV infrastructure projects in Quebec

Natural Resource Canada will award nearly $2 million to Mogile Technologies to develop two EV infrastructure projects in Quebec. Funded through the Green Infrastructure Program, the projects will collect data to be used in future Canadian clean energy programs. The first project includes an investment of $1.136 million to test a technology designed to reduce… Read more »

Québec bank installs urban charging superstation

Banking and investment firm Desjardins and utility Hydro-Québec have installed what they describe as Québec’s first urban EV charging superstation at the Complexe Desjardins, the company’s headquarters. The superstation includes four 50-kilowatt charging stations. The project is part of Desjardins’ plan to install 200 charging stations at Desjardins caisses (credit unions) throughout Quebec and eastern… Read more »

Canada invests $4.6 million to add 92 fast chargers to nationwide network

The Canadian government has announced a $4.6-million investment in Petro-Canada to build 92 fast chargers in its coast-to-coast network. The first completed station, in Nova Scotia, will be part of a larger network of more than 50 Petro-Canada locations, each with two charging units on site. This investment is part of the Government of Canada’s… Read more »

Canada announces new $5,000 EV incentive – but no Teslas need apply

The Canadian government has released a new budget that includes a $5,000 incentive for EV purchases (the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia already offer incentive programs, and so did Ontario, until a recently elected provincial government cancelled them). However, the price of eligible vehicles is limited to $45,000, which excludes all currently available Tesla… Read more »

Hydro-Québec to deploy 1,600 fast charging stations over the next 10 years

Québec’s public utility, Hydro-Québec, has announced that it will install 1,600 fast charging stations over the next 10 years. It has already deployed 22 new fast charging stations in 2019, and hopes to deploy about 100 in total by the end of the year. as part of its public charging network the Electric Circuit. The… Read more »

Québec invests in AddEnergie to pursue EV charging growth in US market

AddEnergie, a Canadian provider of EV charging equipment, recently received an investment from the Government of Québec and institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). The two parties also jointly invested in AddEnergie in 2016. The new investment will help AddEnergie double production at its plant in Shawinigan, Québec and pursue growth… Read more »

Toronto celebrates 100th fast charging station

Toronto recently celebrated the official opening of the city’s 100th public DC fast charger. The new charger is located at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, a Cadillac Fairview property. AddÉnergie Technologies, which owns and operates the FLO charging network, has received a  $750,000 grant from Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative to… Read more »