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Watt’s Current – March 14, 2024

In this issue: EMC reacts to the 2024 Quebec budget, call for nominations for EMC's Board of Directors & StatsCan release data on new motor vehicle registrations

Quebec’s plan to stop subsidizing electrical vehicle purchases gets mixed reviews

The Quebec government is phasing out subsidies for electric vehicles, claiming sales are strong enough without the incentive.

Natural Resources Canada Energy Innovation Program – Battery Industry Acceleration Call

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has launched a call for research, development and demonstration projects related to battery industry acceleration

Quebec budget: several worrying signals for the fight against climate change and jobs in transportation electrification

Quebec is missing an important opportunity to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.

Call for Nominations: EMC’s 2024-25 Board of Directors

Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) has opened its call for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

EMC’s Run-on-Less Electric Depot campaign presented at Reconnect 2024

As part of EMC’s ongoing collaboration to showcase findings from the Run-on-Less Electric Depot campaign in Canada, EMC members and staff teamed up with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) to attend Reconnect 2024, hosted by Plug In BC and the Fraser Basin Council in North Vancouver.

EVs are heavier than gas cars, but are they harder on roads?

Alberta will be charging EV owners $200 a year [starting in 2025, saying EVs tend to be heavier and therefore] harder on roads. Are EVs really so heavy that they’re chewing up roads? How much heavier are they?

Watt’s Current – March 7, 2024

In this issue: registration now open for EVVE 2024, S&P Global Mobility release ZEV sales statistics for Q4 of 2023 & NRCan announces federal investment for new EV chargers in Durham Region

Canada announces over $15 million to support Canadian mining sector

Federal investments of over $15 million in projects announced to increase Indigenous participation and support the development of Canada's critical minerals sector.

S&P Global Mobility release ZEV statistics for Q4 of 2023

According to new data released by S&P Global Mobility, ZEV sales are continuing to increase across Canada. Highlights from their Q4 2023 report include: 2023 […]