Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Canada

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 Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia already offer incentive programs). However, the price of eligible vehicles is limited to $45,000, which excludes all currently available Tesla models. The proposed budget reads (as reported by Electrek): “To encourage… 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 »

Ontario adds price cap to EV incentive program

The Canadian province of Ontario has made changes to its Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP), which has been renamed the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program: Incentives of up to $14,000 Canadian ($11,000 US) will be provided for eligible hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Incentives for EVs and PHEVs are now determined based on each vehicle’s… Read more »

Trans-Canada Highway to get 34 new fast charging stations

A consortium of three firms plans to install a network of 34 fast charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH). Toronto-based eCAMION and the Swiss firm Leclanché are providers of energy storage solutions. SGEM is an independent power producer. The three companies will partner for the $13.6-million project, which is partially funded by a $6.2-million… Read more »

Canada to develop a national zero-emission vehicle strategy by 2018

The government of Canada is moving forward to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on Canadian roads by 2018. Under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, federal, provincial and territorial governments have committed to work with industry and stakeholders to develop a Canada-wide strategy that will build… Read more »

Montréal installing 50 more on-street chargers, targeting 1,000 by 2020

The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs, adding to 50 that were installed in the downtown area in August. The 100 terminals will now cover 7 districts. The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations in place by 2020. Last June, the city adopted an electrification strategy for… Read more »

Quebec adopts zero-emission vehicle mandate

Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate similar to the one in effect in California. Quebec’s National Assembly passed the regulation by a unanimous vote of 112 to 0. Starting with the 2018 model year, automakers will be required to generate ZEV credits equivalent to 3.5 percent of… Read more »

Ontario to build 500 public charging stations

The province of Ontario is working with 24 public- and private-sector partners to create a network of public EV charging stations. The plan calls for over 200 Level 3 and about 300 Level 2 charging stations. They will be located in cities, along highways, at workplaces and at various public places across the province. The… Read more »