News, information and insights on the growth of the autonomous and electric vehicle industries, including manufacturers, technology developers and service providers. Articles also include insights on the impact of the transition to electric vehicles and self-driving vehicles on Canadian jobs and the Canadian economy.
New Quebec provincial budget reduces EV purchase incentives, while B.C.’s removes sales tax on used EVs
Lower electric vehicle rebates, more charging stations and support for the development of minerals for EV batteries highlight Quebec’s 2022-2023 budget. Across the country, B.C.’s budget sweetened the deal for used EV buyers
Ontario targets the EV economy in second phase of new auto sector strategy
Speaking from the headquarters of a leading auto parts maker, Premier Ford unveiled a government strategy that includes goals for another EV assembly plant, battery cell manufacturing, autonomous R&D and skills training
A critical requirement for Alberta’s energy transition: storytellers
As the oil-producing province recasts a vision for the future where transportation is electrified, Nathan Lemphers highlights the need for new, widely understood regional narratives across the country that coalitions can use to advocate for stronger electric vehicle policy
Federal government announces $1.5-billion for zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure
Funds are part of a $10-billion Canadian Infrastructure Bank Growth Plan to shore up the economy with investments in clean energy and low-carbon building retrofits, agriculture and broadband initiatives
With a “radically changed” policy environment for electric and autonomous vehicles, what form should post-COVID stimulus take?
Situation is ripe for a doubling down on investment in supply chain, charging infrastructure, education and workforce training, experts say, to meet immediate needs and spark long-term growth in Canada’s clean transportation economy