EV/AV Report: May 2, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Statistics Canada says zero-emissions vehicle represented just over six percent of Canada’s overall vehicle registrations for Q4 2021; General Motors partners with a Toronto company in the name of driverless tech and Vancouver Island gets it first hydrogen-fuelling station. Six percent celebration It appears […]

The Big Buzz: Volkswagen ID. Buzz bus set to premiere today

Wolfsburg, Germany — The Volkswagen T1 bus is something of an iconic staple to many automotive enthusiasts and van-lifers alike. While the model ceased production in the late 1970s, Volkswagen might just have something up its sleeve to satiate the masses. On March 9 at 1 p.m. ET (7 p.m. Central European Time), Volkswagen will share […]

Dahn’s Discussions: Tesla’s million-mile battery could contribute to the electric grid

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Elon Musk’s vision of a million-mile EV battery–a battery with a lifecycle of one million charges–leaves some pondering the question, “but why?” The actual goal is not to produce an electric vehicle capable of driving 1.6 million kilometres through its lifespan, according to Dalhousie Professor and lithium-ion battery pioneer Jeff Dahn. […]

CHARGED OPINIONS

When it comes to EVs, everybody’s got something to say —but what do you really know? Story by MAX REID Depending on where you live in Canada, the idea of electric vehicles likely elicits a different reaction for each person who reads this. For something that has for the large part of automotive history only […]

Stelco’s Circle: Canadian steelmaker plans to recycle EV batteries, materials at Ontario plant

Hamilton, Ontario ⁠— Canadian steel company Stelco is planning to recycle end-of-life electric vehicle batteries and lithium-ion batteries at its facility in Nanticoke, Ontario, the company announced Jan. 11. Stelco is proposing an integrated shredding and hydrometallurgical refinery at its Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, southwest of Hamilton and near Port Dover. Alan Kestenbaum, CEO […]

Pressure’s On: Québec explores extended producer responsibility for ELV electric vehicle battery management

Montréal, Québec ⁠— Propulsion Québec has released a study to “analyze the feasibility of implementing an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mechanism in Quebec.” Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an approach that seeks to transfer the responsibility for recovery and reclamation of materials to the companies at the origin of their marketing. Essentially, EPR acts as a […]

A Month Out: The plan for CCIF Toronto

Toronto, Ontario — While this year’s Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) Toronto event will have no trade show portion, there are plenty of educational sessions and networking opportunities to look forward to. An AkzoNobel led workshop⁠—How to Build a Culture of Execution⁠—will take place February 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by an […]