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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Canada

EvoCharge to sell its EV chargers through Uni-Select Canada

EvoCharge, a provider of EVSE and cable management solutions, has entered into a resale agreement with Uni-Select Canada to sell its Level 2 charging equipment. Uni-Select distributes products to over 16,000 automotive repair shops, 1,000 independent customer locations and 80 company-operated stores. “We have a long-standing relationship with Uni-Select, and extending it to include EvoCharge… Read more »

Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative spurs $76 million in zero-emission vehicle investments

NGen Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes advanced manufacturing, has announced a series of new innovation projects to support the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing ecosystem in Canada. In 2021, NGen launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for ZEV manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries. Now the organization has announced 15 new industry-led consortia… Read more »

Magna to produce EtelligentForce 4WD electric powertrain

By 2025, Canadian automotive parts supplier and manufacturer Magna is planning to produce a 4WD EV powertrain system called EtelligentForce for pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. EtelligentForce is composed of Magna’s eDrive technology in front and its eBeam in the rear. According to Magna, the system can deliver up to 430 kW from the… Read more »

Is Tesla planning to produce batteries in Quebec?

The Canadian province of Québec seems to be an ideal location for large-scale battery production—it is rich in critical battery metals, and has plenty of cheap and clean hydropower. The provincial government is heavily incentivizing the extraction of key minerals such as lithium, nickel and graphite, and recently announced plans to invest up to 3… Read more »

Taiga Motors to build new assembly facility for its off-road EVs in Québec

Taiga Motors, a developer of electric off-road vehicles, has announced plans to build a mass-production assembly facility in Shawinigan, Québec. The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion in 2022, and the company expects to begin production of electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft immediately. Taiga expects its new facility to increase production capacity to… Read more »

Canada announces $2.75 billion in new funding to electrify transit systems

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $2.75 billion (Canadian) over five years to enhance public transit systems and switch them to electrical power, including support for the purchase of zero-emission transit and school buses. Among the providers of zero-emission transit solutions expected to benefit from the new investment are Nova Bus in… Read more »

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 »