Polycorp and 292 Main Street secure $3.1 million for EV charger deployment in Nova Scotia
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by Anthony Capkun
1w ago
July 18, 2024 – Two organizations will benefit from about $3.1 million in federal support as they deploy electric vehicle chargers across Nova Scotia. Polycorp Group of Companies is receiving $3,054,725 to install 634 Level 2 chargers at nine multi-unit residential buildings across the province. “At Polycorp, we’re committed to providing homes that leave a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional buildings,” said Peter Polley, owner. 292 Main Street Developments Ltd. is receiving $95,596 to install 26 Level 2 chargers. “Our initiatives will not only support those currently driving EVs by ..read more
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Decarbonizing our public transportation – A primer for bus electrification
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by Anthony Capkun
1w ago
July 15, 2024 – As the global push for sustainability gathers steam, transit bus operators have an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the decarbonization of transportation. Electrification of transit buses presents an immediate and impactful solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and air and noise pollution for local communities. However, transitioning from fossil fuel-powered buses to electric alternatives is not as simple as replacing one for the other and installing chargers. It requires an understanding of the available types of electric buses, their corresponding charging ..read more
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ABB partners with NASCAR to push electric vehicle innovation, decarbonization
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by Anthony Capkun
1w ago
July 9, 2024 – In the United States, two leaders in their respective industries—electric vehicle technologies and auto racing—announced the ABB NASCAR Electrification Innovation Partnership, and revealed a new EV prototype at the 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race. “The objective of the collaboration between NASCAR, ABB in the United States, and the NASCAR industry is to push the boundaries of electrification technology—from EV racing to long-haul transportation to facility operations,” said Ralph Donati, ABB executive vice-president. As part of the partnership, ABB will also help the National As ..read more
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Thousands more EV chargers coming to Canada as ZEVIP opens new RFP
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by Anthony Capkun
3w ago
July 3, 2024 – To advance vehicle electrification across the country, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources launched a new Request for Proposals under the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) to help deploy “thousands more chargers across Canada”. “This will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a prosperous net-zero future,” said Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson. The RFP will support the deployment of electric vehicle chargers in both public and private locations. As such, there are 2 Streams under this RFP, with differing requirements: STREAM 1: Public EV ..read more
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Ontario Request for Bids seeks EV charging station contractor for northern and underserved areas
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by Anthony Capkun
3w ago
July 3, 2024 – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has issued a Request for Bids to build and operate electric vehicle charging stations in 15 underserved and remote areas across the province. “We’re increasing access to electric vehicle charging stations—particularly in rural and northern communities—so we can help more drivers go electric with confidence,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. The province is accepting applications to build and operate publicly accessible charging stations on government-owned property, including highway rest areas, carpool parking lots, and to ..read more
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Glencore cutting carbs at Onaping Depth mine project with EVs and federal funding
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by Anthony Capkun
1M ago
June 2, 2024 – Glencore Canada Corp. is receiving up to $11 million in funding from industrial pollution pricing proceeds to substitute diesel-powered machinery with battery electric-powered equipment at the Craig Mine Onaping Depth Project in Ontario. “We are grateful to be recognized for merits and awarded Decarbonization Incentive Program funding from the federal government [which] will help accelerate the adoption of green battery electric vehicle technology […]” said Peter Xavier, vice-president, Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO). The Sudbury INO aims to be one of the ..read more
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13 fast EV chargers coming to PEI with help of ZEVIP
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by Anthony Capkun
1M ago
May 23, 2024 – With the help of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), Prince Edward Island is receiving $1.4 million to install 13 electric vehicle fast chargers across the province. “For PEI’s net-zero plan to succeed, we need to reduce transportation emissions,” said Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action. “The Government of Prince Edward Island is making PEI the nation’s most EV-friendly province by expanding the charging network across the province, especially in rural areas.” The fast chargers are expected to be installed by September 2025. Na ..read more
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BC Transit procuring 66 more electric buses; charging infrastructure projects underway
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by Anthony Capkun
2M ago
May 10, 2024 – BC Transit says more communities in British Columbia will benefit from new electric buses, with 66 on order from two pre-qualified suppliers: Nova Bus and New Flyer. In addition, the transit authority says nine communities throughout the province have transit electrification infrastructure projects underway. In total, BC Transit expects to install about 134 new bus charging points over the next two years in Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, the Regional District of Nanaimo, Nelson, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Victoria, and Whistler. Bus allocations to each community will be confi ..read more
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Honda “hits the gas” on establishing comprehensive EV value chain in Ontario
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by Anthony Capkun
2M ago
May 8, 2024 – With an investment of about $15 billion (including investment by joint venture [JV] partners), Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announced it plans to build a “comprehensive EV value chain in Canada” to strengthen its electric vehicle supply system and capability to prepare for a future increase in EV demand in North America. “[This] announcement is a historic investment by a manufacturer in the Canadian auto industry. It proudly honours the highly skilled associates who have earned a global reputation for manufacturing excellence, and represents Honda’s recognition of the long-term attractiv ..read more
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Hundreds of EV chargers coming to Vancouver Island’s Capital Regional District
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by Anthony Capkun
3M ago
April 23, 2024 – Hundreds of public electric vehicle chargers will be installed throughout the Capital Regional District with combined funding of more than $8.7 million from the federal and provincial governments, the district, and the City of Victoria. “Transportation accounts for 40% of BC’s emissions, which is why it’s so important that we make it easier and affordable for people to drive zero-emission vehicles,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (BC). “In addition to rebates, we continue to expand BC’s electric vehicle charging network, with a target o ..read more
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