New Hat: Ford files patent for roof-carried battery pack

Toronto, Ontario – Electric vehicles are pretty advanced, but they’ve always been missing one thing–a fancy hat. Thankfully, Ford is here to change that with its new patent, wherein the OEM outlines a battery pack that comes attached to a vehicle’s roof. According to the patent, this “backup battery assembly is configured to recharge the […]

EV/AV Report: July 4, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Volvo reports on the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, the National Research Council successfully tests a self-flying helicopter and Tesla replaces AI development team members with AI developers. Green Future A recent study by Volvo suggests that Canadians are turning towards EVs for a future purchase, […]

EV/AV Report: June 13, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Canada Post plans to electrify their fleet, Nimbus announces an EV the size of a motorcycle, and the European Parliament votes to ban combustion engines in cars by 2035. Voltaic vans On June 9, Canada Post announced a radical new plan using $1 billion […]

Faster than 88: DeLorean teases Alpha5 EV

Humble, Texas — DeLorean has just unveiled a new addition to its lineup of vehicles: the Alpha5 electric car. Some may recognize its on-screen ancestor from the 80s film, Back to the Future, where the DeLorean was transformed into a time machine. While it shares a similar profile and retains the iconic gull-wing design, the […]

EV/AV Report: March 21, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In today’s EV/AV report, fully automated vehicles achieve legality in the United States, a partnership to integrate 5G technology into autonomous vehicles, KIA and Hyundai design electric vehicles (EVs) that go brrrrr, and David Suzuki gives his thoughts on SUVs. Textbook design On March 14, Rogers Communications announced a partnership with Sheridan […]

EV/AV Report: February 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, gaming AIs that spell progress for AV development, silencers for electric vehicles and wireless charging coming to vehicles near you. Digital Drivers An artificial intelligence (AI) has just beaten the world’s best players in the video game Gran Turismo Sport – doom for gamers, and a boon in […]

Green Fleet: Plug’n Drive partners with Uber Canada

Toronto, Ontario — On Feb. 9, Uber Canada announced their decision to partner with Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for drivers to learn about the switch from gas to electric. This partnership aims to support their environmental goals is easing the switch to electric, something 71 percent of Canadian Uber drivers expressed […]

Pyre Safety: EVs 100 times less flammable than gas vehicles, says AutoInsuranceEZ

Toronto, Ontario — According to a recent study by AutoInsuranceEZ, electric vehicles (EVs) are almost 100 times less vulnerable to vehicle fires than traditional gas-fueled vehicles. Vehicles of all power sources see annual recalls for fire risks, but electric vehicles remain the safest and least likely to face fire risk model recalls. Compared to hybrid […]

EV/AV Report: February 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, a project to install up to 200 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the Yukon, Toyota demonstrates its self-drifting technology and Nissan presents its first all-electric SUV. Charge up The Government of Yukon and Natural Resources Canada are collaborating on a $2.15 million CAD project […]

Autopilot Engaged: Tesla self-driving beta launches in Canada this month

Toronto, Ontario – Good news, techies! We’re one step closer to cars with Tesla’s so-called ‘Full Self Driving’ autopilot. According to Elon Musk, the full self-driving (FSD) beta will arrive in Canada sometime in February. This is the first large-scale expansion of the FSD beta outside of the United States, following limited Canadian testing in […]