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Nicholas Sokic Business reporter

RecycLiCo updates factory-building JV with Zenith Chemical

Nicholas Sokic Transportation RecycLiCo National Oct. 6 2023

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. has signed an amended and restated joint venture agreement with Taiwan’s Zenith Chemical Corporation. We also report on Vision Marine Technologies and NFI Group.

Lion Electric promotes Brunet to president

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National Sep. 22 2023

Lion Electric (LEV-T) has found a new president from within its executive ranks, promoting Nicolas Brunet to the position. We also report on an Alectra Utilities pilot project, and a development update from Li-Cycle (LICY-N).

DynaCERT team helps dealers navigate federal Green Freight Program

Nicholas Sokic Transportation DynaCERT International Sep. 11 2023

Toronto-based dynaCERT Inc. has created a specialized team to assist Canadian dealers in purchasing its HydraGEN technology through a recently launched feature of Natural Resources Canada’s Green Freight Program.

UgoWork to supply EV forklift batteries to Liftow

Nicholas Sokic Technology UgoWork National Aug. 25 2023

Quebec City-based UgoWork has signed a pan-Canadian agreement with Liftow Limited to provide its complete line of lithium-ion batteries for electric forklifts. We also report on NEO Battery Materials and Exro Technologies (EXRO-T).

Li-Cycle starts operations at first European 'Spoke' facility

Nicholas Sokic Technology Li-Cycle National Aug. 9 2023

Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. (LICY-N) has started commercial operations at its first Spoke recycling facility in Europe, located in Magdeburg, Germany. We also report on Magna (MG-T), First Hydrogen (FHYD-X), Rock Tech Lithium (RCK-X) and Lithium Americas (LAC-T).

Lion opens 900,000-sq.-ft. commercial vehicle EV facility

Nicholas Sokic Technology Vicinity Motor Corp. National Jul. 28 2023

The Lion Electric Company has officially opened its 900,000-square-foot Joliet, Ill. facility, the largest location in the U.S. dedicated to the production of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. We also report on Simard Transport, BC Transit and Exro.

Telus, JOLT partner on EV charging stations across Canada

Nicholas Sokic Technology EV chargers National Jul. 11 2023

Telus and Australian electric vehicle (EV) charging company JOLT will team up to install up to 5,000 public direct current (DC) fast chargers across Canada. We also report on Hillcrest's silicon carbide power module prototype and Exro's latest patent applications.

dcbel's home energy station earns U.S. certification

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Dcbel National Jun. 22 2023

The r16 home energy station designed by Montreal-based dcbel Inc. has become the first certified residential bidirectional direct current electric vehicle (EV) charger in the U.S.

Li-Metal produces metal directly from lithium carbonate

Nicholas Sokic Technology Dcbel National May. 24 2023

Markham, Ont.-based lithium metal anode developer Li-Metal Corp. says it has become the first company in the world to produce metal from lithium carbonate. We also report on Cleo's Videotron agreement, Exro's agreement with Linamar and dcbel's Volvo funding.

Li-Metal names Godavarthy new CEO

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Li-Metal National May. 5 2023

Markham, Ont.-based lithium metal anode developer Li-Metal Corp. has appointed Srini Godavarthy as its new CEO. We also report on Electra's memorandum of understanding with Three Fires Group, and funding to electrify bus fleets in Toronto and Saskatoon.

Magna wins contract to manufacture electric off-road INEOS vehicle

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National Apr. 25 2023

Magna International Inc. has been awarded a contract to manufacture the new INEOS Automotive electric off-road vehicle expected to start production in Graz, Austria in 2026. We also report on Lion Electric, Loblaw and Aviva Canada.

Li-Metal signs exclusive agreement with Mustang Vacuum Systems

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Li-Metal National Apr. 17 2023

Lithium metal anode technology developer Li-Metal Corp. has signed an exclusive agreement with Mustang Vacuum Systems Inc., which develops and manufactures a technology that is key to Li-Metal's lithium anode production. We also report on Hillcrest Energy, Exro and GreenPower.

Taiga wraps historic 2022 selling world-first electric snowmobiles, jet skis

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Ballard National Mar. 31 2023

Montreal-based Taiga Motors Corporation has wrapped up a historic year after having sold a combined total of 104 of its world-first electric snowmobiles and jet skis. We also report on Lafarge Canada and Ballard Power Systems.

GreenPower delivers first electric refrigerated box trucks

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National Mar. 23 2023

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has delivered its first refrigerated box trucks to the University of California San Diego. We also report on the Lion Electric Company's Q4 2022 results and Li-Cycle's first environmental, social and governance report.

Canada Post debuts electric delivery vans

Nicholas Sokic Transportation GreenPower International Mar. 16 2023

Canada Post recently unveiled 14 electric delivery vans at its Nanaimo, B.C. depot as part of the post operator's plan to to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We also report on Electra Battery Materials and Finalta Capital.

Exro signs MOU with global automotive supplier

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Exro International Mar. 2 2023

Calgary-based Exro Technologies Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership with an undisclosed global supplier to the automotive industry. We also report on EV charger funding, Martinrea and CUTRIC.

FLO introduces new DC fast charger

Nicholas Sokic Transportation FLO National Feb. 14 2023

FLO has introduced a new DC fast charger which it states can charge to 80 per cent in 15 minutes with up to 320 kilowatts (kW). We also report on Magna, Lion Electric, NEO Battery Materials and government EV funding.

Li-Cycle provides Q4 and 2023 updates

Nicholas Sokic Transportation FLO National Feb. 3 2023

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. released its Q4 earnings, reporting $13.4 million in revenue for 2022 compared to $7.3 million in 2021. We also report on FLO, the Canada Infrastructure Bank and changes to ZEVIP.

SWTCH partners with Bectrol to expand Quebec charging infrastructure

Nicholas Sokic Transportation SWTCH International Jan. 26 2023

Electric vehicle charging provider SWTCH Energy Inc. has partnered with Bectrol Inc. to expand charging infrastructure for tenants of Quebec multiresidential and commercial properties. This EV Plug-In also reports on GreenPower, Orange EV and NFI Group updates.

Exro provides 2023 commercialization updates

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Exro International Jan. 20 2023

Exro Technologies Inc. has released a letter to shareholders updating commercialization efforts for its Coil Driver and Cell Driver as it prepares for Q3 2023 production. We also report on FortisAlberta, NEO Batteries Ltd. and Ottawa's purchase of zero-emission buses.

Winnipeg Transit orders NFI zero-emission buses

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Electra International Jan. 5 2023

NFI Group Inc. subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has received new orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit. 

Lion Electric completes public market offering

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National Dec. 23 2022

Saint-Jérôme, Que.-based The Lion Electric Company has closed its overnight market public offering to raise funds for growth and expansion. 

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