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It's showtime! Find out what's on the agenda for the 2022 Convenience U CARWACS Show
The biggest event in the business is in-person September 13-14 - be there!
Making the shift to electric
Incentives in P.E.I. help buyers with vehicle purchases, chargers.
Unifor calls for national auto strategy, dedicated ministry to capture EV potential
Ontario has already seen a wave of new, EV-focused auto investments in the last two years.
ONRoute expands EV network
Initiative is part of Canadian Tire Corporation's ongoing expansion of EV charging infrastructure across Canada.
5 c-store design trends for 2022
The pandemic put a lot of convenience store construction and renovation projects on hold. The good news is that activity is picking up. It’s ‘game-on’. But what design trends have changed, and which are still running strong? Let’s take a look.
Petro-Canada Cookstown is a next-generation refuelling station
Suncor leaders talk about how the integrated travel centre, located south of Muskoka cottage country, puts customers (and their four-legged friends) at the heart of the journey.
New electric vehicle charging stations coming to P.E.I.
The problem is most EV stations only include one charging port, however government hopes to change this with a new incentive program.
N.W.T. working to encourage more residents to choose electric vehicles
In Yukon, the territory has pledged to develop electric vehicle infrastructure in all road-accessible communities by 2027.
Couche-Tard unveils its first branded chargers in Canada
Company has plans to introduce chargers at 200 sites in North America.
Challenges remain for consumers considering alternative vehicle purchases
Survey shows a significant gap in understanding of just how we achieve net-zero and the roles that various sectors can play: As an industry, let’s make the path as clear as possible.
Couche-Tard kicks off North American EV charging rollout
Initial focus is on the U.S., but company plans to deploy EV charging units to 200 Circle K and Couche-Tard stores in the U.S. and Canada by 2024.
Automakers ask government for more detailed EV chargers plan to meet sales targets
Experts say those installing charging stations need motivation for doing so, such as gas stations driving business to their convenience stores.
More cars, SUVs to qualify for electric vehicle rebates as feds expand program
The changes added 14 new vehicles to the list.
Trudeau says more needed faster on electric vehicles to help cut greenhouse gases
The new national emissions reduction plan set a target of one in five new cars that are sold being zero emission by 2026.
Federal, Ontario governments invest $259M each in GM for Oshawa, CAMI facilities
Province has so far not committed to bringing back any rebates or other incentives for buyers.
Soaring gas prices are pushing more Canadians to seriously consider EVs
"Owning an EV means you never have to drive by the sign outside the gas station and worry about what price you might see."
Beauséjour convenience, gas and car wash sites are tuned for innovation
Best-in-class technology is the cornerstone of this Quebec-based family business.
Parkland to build the ‘Electric Charging Destination of the Future’
Winning design "creates a relaxing environment, where electric vehicle drivers can take a breath, and recharge not just their vehicles, but themselves."
Renault, Nissan to invest $26B in future electric vehicles
Japan's top automaker Toyota Motor Corp. also has announced an aggressive EV plan
Canadian Tire Gas+ ONroute sites to feature new electric vehicle charging stations
Initiative includes 17 sites by this summer and three more by year-end.
EV rebate program topped up with $73 million in fall economic update
Liberals promise to spend another $1.5 billion on the rebates over the next four years.
Canada looks to retool EV rebate program to include more expensive SUVs, pickups
In 2020, more than three in four new vehicles registered in Canada were pickup trucks and SUVs, while passenger cars made up only one in five.
Alternative fuels to the rescue
As fossil fuels wind down, electric and fuel cell tech rise to the occasion.
Hertz order for Teslas ranks among biggest ever EV purchases
The ultimate test drive will help manufacturers by giving thousands of consumers the experience of driving electric vehicles.
Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants
Forecasters predict that the share of electric vehicles will rise dramatically as governments increase requirements for zero-emissions vehicles to fight climate change.
Parkland calls on designers to reimagine 'The Electric Fuelling Station of the Future'
Contest seeks "a new roadside oasis" for EV drivers, where travellers can rest, eat, recharge and more.