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Vancouver proposing fees on gas stations to boost EV chargers
May 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

Gas stations and parking lots in Vancouver could be charged $10,000 per year if they don’t provide charging stations for electric vehicles if a city proposal goes through. Vancouver has the most EVs in Canada, according to Kijiji Autos. B.C.

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ASW Conversations: EVs, sustainability and energy management
May 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World – ASW Conversations: EVs, sustainability and energy management As electric vehicles gain in popularity, attention now turns to how to meet the demands from a power perspective. How do we charge these vehicles? How do we not

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AIA, Ontario team up on EV training
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new automotive aftermarket industry training project has been announced between the industry and government. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada said it has partnered with the Ontario government and St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, to tackle issues around

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Feds expand EV rebate program
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

More electric vehicles will qualify for purchase rebates from the federal government. In a recent announcement, the government said it would expand the rebate to some of the new SUVs and pickups arriving in the EV market. About four-in-five Canadians

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Automakers call for more support to meet EV mandates
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

Federal incentives for consumers who buy electric vehicles need to go up, way up, if the federal government’s mandate on EV sales is to be successful, automakers argue. Twenty per cent of all new light vehicles sold in Canada will

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EV sales on the rise, stats show
April 27, 2022 by Adam Malik

While there has been much talk recently about an increased interest in electric vehicles, there is now data that is indeed showing an upward trend. Sales of EVs were up 60 per cent in 2021, according to Statistics Canada. In

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New NAPA brand to service EVs, hybrids
April 26, 2022 by Adam Malik

NAPA has officially launched its new banner in Canada to specifically service and repair electric and hybrid vehicles. The NexDrive banner is a network of automotive service centers for next-generation vehicles. As Canadians report greater interest in electric vehicles and

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Honda lays out electrification plan
April 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Honda is investing tens of billions of dollars to become an electrified automaker. The company announced it will invest about US$40 billion into electrification over the next decade. It will put out 30 fully electric vehicles and be able to

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How many, and how soon, Canadians plan to buy an EV
April 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Canadians are increasingly in favour of buying an electric vehicle today than one year ago, according to a new study. Canadian Black Book’s annual study on car buying trends included a focus on consumer attitudes towards EVs. Its most recent

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Kia moving up BEV plan
April 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Kia Corporation recently unveiled plans for sustainable mobility, including an announcement to accelerate its battery electric vehicle production. It presented a roadmap for its plan to 2023 during its 2022 CEO Investor Day virtual event. It follows its ‘Plan S’

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From Yukon to Ontario: Latest EV charging station announcements
April 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

A number of announcements for new EV charging stations were announced in February and March by the federal government and private companies. In the middle of February, Natural Resources Canada announced a $595,000 investment in Yukon for the installation of

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Desire for EVs rises with gas prices
April 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket may see electric vehicles in its bays sooner than expected thanks to rising gasoline prices. The increased cost per litre for gas in Canada, along with vulnerability in the oil supply chain has made Canadians feel more