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Zero-emission transport trucks set to hit Alberta roads

The CBC is reporting that a pilot project, led by Alberta Motor Transport Association, will see two hydrogen powered semi trucks roaming Alberta’s roadways (predominantly the QE2 between Calgary and Edmonton). We certainly hope the project is a success and shows...

2019 Q1 EV Sales Numbers

Here are some EV vehicle sales numbers extracted from an Electric Mobility Canada report for Q1 2019. This includes BEV and PHEV. The top 3 models by sales in Q1 2019 are: 1. Tesla Model 3 (1594), 2. Hyundai Kona (1163), 3. Mitsubishi Outlander (710). Seems like the...

Alberta removes carbon tax & interview with EV owner

Global News did a story on Alberta cutting the carbon tax. They called attention to a study from the International Energy Agency that found that due to low gas prices, Canadians are driving the least fuel-efficient vehicles in the world while in turn emitting the most...

GM EV1’s Owners Manual

This is a fascinating look at a bit of history, the first fully electric vehicle of the modern era. “As an owner of the EV1, you will be among the first to experience life without oil changes or smog checks. You will no longer need a tune up. And you won’t...

VW begins pre-orders of its ID.3 EV

The Verge has a brief write up about VW’s forthcoming EV. Only entry level specs have been revealed – ~$45k CAD with 330km using a 45kWh battery, although larger batteries have also been announced, allowing 420km and 550km (we believe those are based on...

Canada EV Incentive CO2 Reduction Estimation

With the federal EV incentive now in effect, we thought it would be interesting to run some quick numbers to see what sort of environmental benefit it may have:             One issue we acknowledge with the above is that the calculations...