Some Canadian car rental and car-sharing companies are going to great lengths to pivot to EVs

More short-term, subscriber and traveller drivers are demanding electric vehicles and Canada’s car rental and car-sharing companies are responding, adding ZEVs to their fleets even in the face of supply chain and economic challenges

B.C.’s Nano One buys $10.25-million cathode active material facility in Quebec, inks deal with BASF for battery development

The BASF partnership, coupled with the acquisition of one of North America’s only lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials facilities, helps move Nano One closer to its goal of becoming a low-cost producer of high performance cathode powders for use in lithium-ion batteries

Zero-emission vehicle registrations in Canada top 6 per cent for first time ever in Q4 2021

While registrations fell in absolute numbers across the board in Q4 versus Q3, the market share of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles reached a new high of nearly 6.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. For the year, ZEV market share was 5.2 per cent, up from 3.5 per cent in 2020

Canada’s EV charging networks grow, with fast charger installations up 39 per cent in 2021

Electric Autonomy Canada’s annual tally of Canada’s public EV charger installations and network buildouts shows faster growth in 2021, with a 39 per cent increase in DC fast chargers and 18 per cent charger growth overall

Sourcing electric trucks proves to be a heavy lift for B.C. sign company

With four Teslas in hand, Imperial Sign’s entire light-duty fleet is electric. But owner Tom Corner says his goal of doing the same with the company’s truck fleet is being held back by a lack of suitable vehicles and a dearth of public charging in its territory