Electrifying a market giant: Why Ford’s new Lightning pickup is the biggest innovation in F-150 history

For many reasons, Ford’s Lightning F-150 electric pickup truck could become a landmark in the transition to electric personal mobility in Canada. First, is its value compared to its internal-combustion siblings. Second, is Ford’s compelling history in this market sector, Peter Vella explains

Volkswagen sets ID.4 up for Canadian market success as first all-wheel-drive electric SUV to be rebate-eligible

For some time Volkswagen has been claiming that they will be “People’s Car of Electric Vehicles”. Peter Vella dives into why last week’s announcement of Canadian pricing for the ID.4 supports that

What price performance? A new EV range metric that all drivers can understand

Where ICE owners talk engines, EV owners talk batteries. In the search for common ground, our correspondent proposes a new ratio — driving-distance-to-retail-price — to size up EVs

Better braking: another way EVs clear the air

While saving energy, regenerative braking systems in electric vehicles have a second advantage — unlike conventional friction brakes, they don’t give off harmful airborne particles