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Is the electric car revolution leaving Canada behind?

The future of the auto sector is electric, but a leading expert in innovation says Canada risks being left behind forward-thinking countries if policy-makers don’t get serious about planning for the future. For all the talk about embracing all things electric, Canada is behind other countries in sales, infrastructure and coast-to-coast government incentives, says John […]

The Dirty Secrets Of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

Electric car advocates turn out to support Minnesota clean car proposal

A public input meeting in North Minneapolis drew several electric car owners and clean air advocates. This story was produced in partnership with North News, a nonprofit community newspaper serving North Minneapolis. Minnesota officials needed only to glance out the window to read the room at a forum last week to gauge public opinion on […]

The Dirty Secrets Of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

Why the electric-car revolution may take a lot longer than expected

An MIT analysis finds that steady declines in battery costs will stall in the next few years. A new report from the MIT Energy Initiative warns that EVs may never reach the same sticker price so long as they rely on lithium-ion batteries, the energy storage technology that powers most of today’s consumer electronics. In […]

GM, EVgo to install 2,700 electric-vehicle charging stations

Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car it says is ‘accessible to millions’

A ceremony held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant was attended by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Some of the automotive industry’s major players are now making moves in the electric vehicle sector. The Volkswagen Group officially started series production of its ID.3 electric car Monday, with the German auto giant aiming to become […]

The Dirty Secrets Of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

Electric Car Owners May Not Love Solar Panels So Much After All

The overlap between consumers who buy electric vehicles and those who want solar panels on their roofs may not be so broad after all. While conventional wisdom has long held that EV drivers prefer to charge cars with clean energy, surveys that fed that belief targeted early adopters of the technologies who don’t necessarily represent […]

The Dirty Secrets Of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

New Research Promises Electric Car Batteries That Last For a Million Miles

Electric motors guzzle electricity, which can be especially hard on a rechargeable battery. The power cells used in electric vehicles, like Teslas, have an expected lifespan of around 300,000 to 500,000 miles, but a team of battery researchers believes it has come up with a recipe that can double that, leading to batteries that could […]

The Dirty Secrets Of “Clean” Electric Vehicles

Tritium wins big UK electric vehicle charging deal

Tritium, the Brisbane-based electric vehicle charging station company backed by coal entrepreneur Trevor St Baker, has won a deal to install charging stations at 2500 locations in the United Kingdom for fast-growing group Box Energi. Tritium, which has installed 3000 of its fast-charging stations around the world in 29 countries, aims to eliminate ”range anxiety” […]

GM, EVgo to install 2,700 electric-vehicle charging stations

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