EV/AV Report: September 6, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Subaru unveils the all-electric Solterra SUV, St. John’s, Newfoundland welcomes a new EV dealership and the Liberals do some sweet talking in Windsor, Ontario about green energy.

EV Elements

Subaru has started teasing its new all-electric Solterra SUV, which the company is boasting as it’s “most technologically advanced Subaru yet”, while still maintaining the safety and reliability the brand is known for.

Combining the Latin words for Sun and Earth, the Solterra aims to combine sleek angular body designs with a spacious and technologically robust cabin, at the cost of absolutely zero carbon emissions.

No information is available yet as to purchasing or release dates, but potential customers can sign up to receive email updates on the Solterra through the company’s website.

Electric East

Newfoundland is quickly becoming the EV epicentre of Canada as the provincial capital of St. John’s welcomes the new All EV Canada dealership on Kenmount Road into the budding local industry.

Having just recently closed its cross-island charging circuit and successfully linking all of Newfoundland to the EV grid, the province’s enthusiasm for electrification is no secret, but general manager of the new All EV Canada dealership, Jeff Farwell, says he has still been “wowed” by the reception.

“Since we’ve been here, it’s been non-stop,” said Farwell. “Citizens are ready for a transition.”

Windsor Windfall

Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland, in a campaign stop at the University of Windsor, promised “truly massive” investment to shift to a green economy, including electric vehicle and battery production in Windsor, if the Liberals are re-elected.

“We can either be in the forefront of that green transition or we can be left behind. The simple economic reality is if we do not invest really meaningfully in the green economic transition today, no one will buy the things that we make. And Canada is a trading nation. We need the world to buy our stuff.

“Windsor knows that very, very well. We need to help you make clean, green things that the world wants.”


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