March 29th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
When will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry. Let it live or die on its own with its decades of profits. Shift investment to clean technologies, technologies which are also much lower in contagion pathways for Canadians. Stop investing in the past and start investing in the future.
March 17th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
We all tend to live in our own circle, our own world to some degree. Some of us are up to date on the transition to EVs and what is truly available, and some are missing that information. Thanks to CALSTART, there's now a great new tool for finding out what is presently available in e-mobility
March 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Ian Pavelko and Trevor Page just left from Tsawwassen, BC, on an epic adventure across Canada in an EV — the first of its kind
March 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
An Alberta oil company, X-Site Energy Services, handed out promotional stickers at job sites for workers to wear on their hard hats. These stickers had a cartoon image of Greta Thunberg, who is now 17, being sexually assaulted
February 27th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Tesla Model Y deliveries are starting in Canada and the USA and it is beginning to feel like Christmas in March
February 25th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Teck made a tough call and made it the right way. Its only fault was letting it get anywhere near this brink. The company should have canceled this process months ago.
February 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Teck Resources has decided to abandon its plan to build an enormous new tar sands mine in Alberta. It's a significant victory for the Earth but environmentalists cannot rest. The fight for a clean energy future has a long way to go yet.
February 21st, 2020 | by Kyle Field
A pair of EV advocates are hitting the road this Sunday on Canada's first non-stop coast-to-coast electric vehicle road trip. Ian Pavelko (aka the Mad Hungarian) from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC and Trevor Page (founder of Tesla Owners Online) of Aurora, ON will drive a Tesla Model 3 Performance through the night from British Columbia to Halifax, utilizing Tesla's brand spanking new trans-Canadian Supercharger network to keep the vehicle charged up along the way
February 14th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Indigenous people in British Columbia are standing firm in their protest against the Coastal GasLink pipeline despite being threatened with arrest by heavily armed police with attack dogs.
February 6th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Canada is on the verge of approving a massive new tar sands mine, despite its pledge to meet the Paris climate accord agreement. But will it ever get built?
February 5th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
I've been saying for a few years that I'd love to have a good EV and autonomy index fund that had global reach, and that covered car brands, OEMs and batteries. I've been looking for similar good funds in the larger cleantech and clean energy space as well, but this article is just about my findings on the EV+autonomy front.
February 4th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
A new analysis released last week shows that building a controversial tar sands pipeline would create climate pollution vastly outweighing planned reductions in Minnesota's emissions through initiatives like 100% clean energy and clean car standards
January 27th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
A new study by AAA in Canada tells us that EV owners will not buy fossil fuel vehicles again. The new study shows that 96% of its survey respondents say that they would buy or lease another EV the next time they have to get another car
January 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Electric vehicles lose a bit of range when it gets colder outside, but will still start reliably. In Saskatchewan, this is proving to be true
January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
A new machine learning paper is a must read for anyone engaged in climate action, whether they researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs or policy makers
January 13th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
There is a taxi company in Canada called Current Taxi. It has an all-electric fleet, or should we say, an all-Tesla fleet. The company is now hiring drivers. One of the perks, of course, is that you get to drive a Tesla. Current Taxi's goals is to change the way of the taxi industry one ride at a time
January 8th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson
In Canada, a bill was recently passed that makes the blocking of EV chargers an offense that can be fined up to $125. Paul Calandra, Government House Leader and Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, answered some questions about the legislation for CleanTechnica
January 5th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard
Alberta and its primary industry are going to leave Canadians from outside of Alberta with a quarter trillion dollar liability to clean up. And Canada and Canadian citizens will, for decades
December 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For our new report, Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams (2019), we investigated whether EV drivers bought their cars new, bought them used, or leased them. The split was interesting. We then dug in deeper as well, for the first time ever, to learn a bit more about the cars they replaced, and why they went electric
December 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We were curious whether EV ownership/leasing correlated with rooftop solar panel ownership, and also whether driving an EV encouraged people to drive more efficiently or even conserve energy more at home, so we surveyed thousands of EV owners. Guess what the results were
December 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
When asked for the top reasons the EV drivers got their cars, we got similar responses as in previous years. The largest portion of buyers in every group referenced the environmental benefits. As before, Tesla buyers in the various markets were more likely to select “fun & convenience” and “I love new tech” than other EV drivers
December 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For years, we have asked respondents what vehicle body type they prefer for an EV. The answers may surprise you. Despite the crossover and SUV craze, our respondents in North America indicated they prefer a sedan or hatchback
December 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
I recently drove some Tesla Shuttle passengers, Kathryn and her parents, on a trip from Calgary to Lethbridge. She has agreed to share some of her story with us