Electric Vehicles

  • New government program funds alternative fuel infrastructure

    Funding available for service stations, convenience stores and car washes The Government of Canada is putting more buzz into the country’s zero-emission infrastructure with a new program (launched February 2020) that puts cash in the hands of facility site developers.
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  • Electric vehicle options growing, but profitability challenges limit growth

    Automakers are rolling out some big additions to the electric vehicle landscape this year as the market evolves, but it's still not clear how much Canadians will be convinced to buy them.
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  • Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One create Ivy electric vehicle charging network

    Two of Ontario's biggest utilities have formed a new company to create a province-wide fast-charger network for electric vehicles.The Ivy Charging Network is scheduled to have 160 Level-3 fast-chargers at its 73 locations throughout southern, eastern and western Ontario.The Ivy is a limited partnership owned equally by the government-owned Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Ltd., a publicly traded former Crown corporation that owns the province's largest electric grid.They say the Ivy network will be an unregulated business that can provide a new revenue stream for both companies without affecting Ontario electricity rates.It has selected Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group, to operate and manage the electric charging network.Natural Resources Canada provided an $8-million repayable contribution to help build the electric vehicle charging network.
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