Electric vehicles

B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).

New Car Dealers Association of BC applauds electric vehicle rebate increase

Rebate for EVs hiked to a maximum of $4K

 

A electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver B.C., Friday, April, 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. improves rebate for electric vehicles to a maximum of $4,000: ministry

Individual making up to $80,000, household making up to $125,000 eligible for maximum rebate

 

North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Regional EV charging network proposal gets green light from North Saanich in principle

But council also asks staff to work with CRD on future locations

North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)

PODCAST: David Suzuki gets charged up over electric vehicles

TODAY IN B.C.: Columnist Bruce Cameron and builder Todd Maliteare also talk EVs

Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)
Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)

PODCAST: David Suzuki gets charged up over electric vehicles

TODAY IN B.C.: Columnist Bruce Cameron and builder Todd Maliteare also talk EVs

Todd Maliteare, Bruce Cameron and Dr. David Suzuki. (Submitted/file photos)
An electriv vehicle charger on Goldstream Avenue in Langford, in June 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford set to require developers to make parking spots EV-ready

All parking spaces (except visitor spots) in new developments would need a Level 2 charging outlet

An electriv vehicle charger on Goldstream Avenue in Langford, in June 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Canada Post CEO Doug Ettinger poses in front of an electric delivery vehicle after a news conference on the postal service’s plans to transform their fleet of 14,000 vehicles, in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada Post says it will have a fully electric fleet by 2040

Electrification of its 14,000 vehicles part of goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

Canada Post CEO Doug Ettinger poses in front of an electric delivery vehicle after a news conference on the postal service’s plans to transform their fleet of 14,000 vehicles, in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Mechanic Frederic Mistre works on a combustion engine car at a garage in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The European Parliament is voting Wednesday on deeper emission cuts by power plants, factories, planes and cars. The legislative package, which includes a proposed EU ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035, aims to slash Europe’s greenhouse gases by 55% in 2030 compared with 1990 levels and put the bloc on a path to climate-neutrality by mid-century. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

Voters also endorsed a 55% reduction in CO2 from automobiles in 2030

Mechanic Frederic Mistre works on a combustion engine car at a garage in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The European Parliament is voting Wednesday on deeper emission cuts by power plants, factories, planes and cars. The legislative package, which includes a proposed EU ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035, aims to slash Europe’s greenhouse gases by 55% in 2030 compared with 1990 levels and put the bloc on a path to climate-neutrality by mid-century. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Sidney council has unanimously agreed to support plans for a regional EV charging network that would raise the available number of public charging stations by two to six. Current plans also call for the CRD to start charging money for their use. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Public EV charging stations in Sidney would no longer be free under CRD network plans

Regional network plan would replace four existing locations and add two new ones

Sidney council has unanimously agreed to support plans for a regional EV charging network that would raise the available number of public charging stations by two to six. Current plans also call for the CRD to start charging money for their use. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
David Suzuki at Grizzly Plaza in Revelstoke on May 27. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Low-carbon adventure: David Suzuki journeys across Canada in electric vehicle

Suzuki, his wife Tara Cullis, and a film crew made a pit-stop in Revelstoke on May 27

David Suzuki at Grizzly Plaza in Revelstoke on May 27. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The city has added 12 new electric vehicle chargers in the View Street parkade. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

12 more electric vehicle chargers open at Victoria’s View Street parkade

All will be Level 2 chargers, one will be an accessible stall

The city has added 12 new electric vehicle chargers in the View Street parkade. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo

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Jackson Stirling, owner/ceo, Limitless EV

  • Jun 1, 2022
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Electric vehicle drivers will now see new charging fees at Victoria’s city-owned parkades and surface lots. Pictured is the Store Street charging station in downtown Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria sets new public electric vehicle charging fees

Rates apply to city-owned parkades, surface lots

Electric vehicle drivers will now see new charging fees at Victoria’s city-owned parkades and surface lots. Pictured is the Store Street charging station in downtown Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Heavy equipment is shown at the Cheetah Resources Nechalacho Project near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in an undated handout image. The country’s first rare earth mine has started delivering concentrated ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ BILLBRADENPHOTO / HO-CHEETAH RESOURCES

First Canadian rare earth mine starts shipping concentrate from N.W.T.

Minerals critical for computers, wind turbines and electric cars

Heavy equipment is shown at the Cheetah Resources Nechalacho Project near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in an undated handout image. The country’s first rare earth mine has started delivering concentrated ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ BILLBRADENPHOTO / HO-CHEETAH RESOURCES
An electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Buying an EV in B.C. isn’t easy these days, but more supply expected by 2026

B.C. Hydro report found 34 per cent of buyers hesitant to pick EVs due to lack of supply

An electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

Vancouver Island’s first hydrogen fueling station opens in Saanich

Station one of five in B.C., latest of an additional 10 the province is funding

A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact utility vehicle that in base trim comes with a 256-horsepower four-cylinder engine. There will also be a plug-in hybrid version. Look for it for the 2023 model year. PHOTO: STELLANTIS

The Auto Sleuth: Alfa Romeo, Dodge Ram and Winnebago get electrified

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • May 6, 2022
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact utility vehicle that in base trim comes with a 256-horsepower four-cylinder engine. There will also be a plug-in hybrid version. Look for it for the 2023 model year. PHOTO: STELLANTIS
In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen as it is charging. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

More cars, SUVs to qualify for electric vehicle rebates as feds expand program

In 2021, about one in 20 new vehicles was electric

In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen as it is charging. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk’s lawyer says a federal judge would trample on the Tesla CEO’s free speech rights if he ordered Musk to stop talking about 2018 tweets saying he had the funding to make Tesla a private company. In a court document filed Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Lawyer Alex Spiro says a motion from a group of Tesla shareholders seeking a gag order doesn’t establish that Musk’s comments will prejudice the pool of jurors who may hear the case. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Judge rejects gag order in suit over 2018 Elon Musk tweets

Lawyers have argued Musk is trying to influence potential jurors

Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk’s lawyer says a federal judge would trample on the Tesla CEO’s free speech rights if he ordered Musk to stop talking about 2018 tweets saying he had the funding to make Tesla a private company. In a court document filed Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Lawyer Alex Spiro says a motion from a group of Tesla shareholders seeking a gag order doesn’t establish that Musk’s comments will prejudice the pool of jurors who may hear the case. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)