Equity in EV accessibility and affordability
News, information and insights regarding the equity in EV accessibility and affordability in Canada.
The EV revolution is an opportunity to close a critical industry knowledge gap about accessible vehicles. Why aren’t more OEMs taking advantage?
As the auto industry retools to become EV-centric, it has the chance to improve the driving experience for the over six million Canadians living with disabilities — but most OEMs don’t have an accessibility plan in place
“Canada’s Car” Project Arrow inspires an annual accessible vehicle design competition spin-off
While the original Project Arrow vehicle heads into the final stages of assembly, its spirit is now serving as an inspiration to post-secondary students across Canada in an annual challenge to imagine the vehicle of the future, this time with accessibility in mind
Experts reveal how on-demand transit can transform accessibility for commuters in Canada
Industry leaders taking part in the Electric Autonomy Canada panel on increasing accessibility in public transportation challenge transit authorities to build on-demand systems that are connected, intelligent and proactive will serve all Canadians better
Adopting Demand Responsive Transit improves access for travellers with specialized mobility needs
Headlines boast quick adoption of electric vehicles and advancement of autonomous driving capabilities, but in the race to procure the most advanced mobility technology, are we forgetting about those with mobility challenges?
Tesla missing opportunity to be a world leader in EV accessibility, says former Canadian Paralympian
For Tesla to truly live up to its mission to accelerate the EV transition, it must ensure its products are accessible and inclusive. Surely, asks Joel Dembe, if Elon Musk can revolutionize space travel and modernize vehicle transportation, he can help people with disabilities, too?
Coalitions among Canadian stakeholders are essential to avoid EV dystopia
Sustainable transportation hinges on EV adoption, but it also requires that there is fewer cars, more transit, safer streets and sound planning. Ultimately, the wide array of benefits means there are many potential allies for EV advocates to work with in turning heads and motivating elected officials.
Low-income households could benefit the most from EVs, but we need policy fixes to make that happen
Incentives for used EVs and tiered subsidy levels based on income would bring the benefits of vehicle electrification to a more diverse cross-section of Canadians, explain researchers at the International Council on Clean Transportation