Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Canada

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 »

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan includes EV rebates, $80 million for public chargers

The province of Ontario has released a new Climate Change Action Plan that calls for the investment of up to $8.3 billion in projects to fight climate change. Considering that more than a third of Ontario’s greenhouse gas pollution is caused by the transportation sector, and that much of the province’s electricity comes from renewable… Read more »

Québec installing fast chargers along busy highway corridor

The Canadian province of Québec is systematically building a chain of fast charging stations along Highway 20, one of the region’s busiest corridors. Premier Philippe Couillard, Hydro-Québec CEO Éric Martel and other dignitaries celebrated the completion of a new phase of the project at the recent EVS29 Electric Vehicle Symposium. Public charging network The Electric… Read more »

AZRA to market Renault Twizy in Canada, install 2,000 charging stations

Renault has partnered with charging network operator AZRA to market the Twizy, its low-speed 2-seater EV, in Canada. The Twizy will be available for lease at $99 Canadian ($78 US) per month, including the costs of registration and insurance. AZRA also plans to invest $40 million (Canadian) over the next 18 months to install 2,000… Read more »

Canadian government budget includes $62.5 million for alternative fuel infrastructure

Canada’s newly elected Liberal party unveiled its first budget this week. It anticipates sizable deficits for the next two years, so there seems to be little cash to spare for promoting EVs. No federal tax credit or other purchase incentives were announced, but there is a respectable amount for investment in fueling infrastructure. From the… Read more »

Canadian study: Government initiative needed to boost EV use

A team of researchers from Canada’s Simon Fraser University have published a report that paints a pessimistic picture of EV adoption in the Great White North, at least in the short term. “Electric vehicles are not likely to make up more than one percent of vehicle sales in the next decade and no more than… Read more »

Canada bans shipments of lithium metal batteries on passenger flights

The Canadian Transport Ministry has officially banned the transport of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights, bringing its regulations into line with a ban adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization in 2014 (the US has already instituted a ban). The new rule does not apply to lithium-ion batteries, or to lithium metal… Read more »