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GreenPower delivers first electric refrigerated box trucks

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National 1 day ago

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. 

FLO, GM partner to install 40,000 EV chargers

Nicholas Sokic Transportation FLO National Dec. 12 2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider FLO has been selected as the supplier for the General Motors Company's Dealer Community Charging Program, which will install up to 40,000 public Level 2 EV chargers across North America.

GoBolt places on Deloitte lists for the second consecutive year

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Exro International Nov. 29 2022

GoBolt was named to Deloitte's 2022 Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 lists for the second year in a row; TUGA forms a Portuguese consortium; Exro achieves critical certification and E3 Lithium recieves demonstration plant funding.

Taiga delivers EV jet skis, crosses $1.3M in revenues

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Taiga National Nov. 22 2022

Off-road electric vehicle manufacturer Taiga Motors Corp. reached a $1.3-million revenue milestone in the third quarter of 2022, thanks to the deliveries of over 40 electric Orca jet-skis to Canadian consumers.

GreenPower deploys all-electric school bus in the U.S.

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric National Nov. 10 2022

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has deployed the NANO Beast, the first all-electric, zero-emission, ADA-compliant school bus in use in the United States, in Clay County, W. Va.

Electric Circuit introduces heavy/medium-duty EV charging

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Electric vehicles International Oct. 28 2022

The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) in Québec, is launching a pilot project for heavy- and medium-duty vehicle charging.

EV Plug-In: Teck and SAAM partners on electric tugboats

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Batteries National Oct. 19 2022

Teck Resources Ltd. and SAAM Towage agreed to deploy two electric tugboats at Neptune Terminal in Vancouver, marking the first of their kind in Canada to be used in harbour assist and tugboat services.

EV Plug-In: Lithion, GM partner on circular battery system

Nicholas Sokic Transportation NFI International Sep. 23 2022
Montreal-based Lithion Recycling Inc. and GM Ventures, the investment arm of General Motors Inc., have created a strategic partnership agreement to pursue a circular battery ecosystem. The partnership also includes an investment in Lithion’s Series A funding round.

EV Plug-In: Finning to help replace mine’s 160-truck fleet

Nicholas Sokic Transportation GreenPower International Sep. 7 2022
Finning International Inc., BHP Group Ltd. and Caterpillar Inc. have a long-term agreement to replace BHP’s entire haul truck fleet at the Escondida mine, the world’s largest copper producer, in Antofagasta in northern Chile.

EV Plug-In: ProEV opens Montreal manufacturing plant

Nicholas Sokic Transportation NFI International Sep. 1 2022
Promark Electronics Inc. (ProEV) has opened a manufacturing and engineering site for commercial and industrial electric vehicles (EVs) — what a release states is the largest of its kind in North America.

EV Plug-In: EV Technology Group leases U.K. Centre of Excellence

Nicholas Sokic Transportation GreenPower International Aug. 15 2022
The EV Technology Group Inc. (EVTG) has secured a 90,000 square foot building lease at MEPC Silverstone Park in the U.K., to house the firm’s EV Centre of Excellence. The building has already been constructed by MEPC and is part

EV Plug-In: 2,000 new chargers announced during #EVWeek

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric International Jul. 22 2022
Recent electric vehicle (EV) news has been dominated by a flurry of funding announcements for chargers across the country. The announcements were spurred by the federal government’s declaration of July 11 to 15 as #EVWeek. It began with an investment

EV Plug-In: Propulsion Québec unveils 2030 industry roadmap

Nicholas Sokic Transportation FLO International Jun. 29 2022
Propulsion Québec, a cluster for electric and smart transportation, recently announced Ambition EST 2030, a roadmap for the industry developed with Deloitte. Developed with over 200 collaborators, the aim is to make the province a leader in the industry in

EV Plug-In: Videotron orders Ford E-Transit vans

Nicholas Sokic Transportation Lion Electric International Jun. 17 2022
Videotron, a subsidiary of integrated communications company Quebecor Media Inc. (QBR-A-T), has ordered about 100 Ford E-Transit electric vans. Quebecor also recently installed 55 charging stations at its Frontenac Street facility in Montreal to accommodate the vehicles. More charging stations

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