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Sep 12

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (INTRODUCTION)

EV Charge Logo, Iain ShanklandLast year a lot had been said in the media about EV’s and how many we’re going to see in the very near future. This year everything regarding EV’s has kicked up another notch with many manufacturers falling over each other trying to be the first with the best offerings to the public.

Various governments have also stepped up and are fully committed to change the automotive landscape from traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles to EV’s (see descriptions of various EV’s below). The incentives vary from Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Canadian International AutoShow Shines Light On Electric Vehicle Innovations

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BMW i3

Visitors to the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow will be able to learn about EV technology and speak to manufacturers while exploring ‘Electric Avenue’ on the 800 pre-function level of the South Building. They’ll also be able to try out the technology themselves during complimentary test drives offered through Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

Japanese Study: One In Three Electric Vehicle (EV) Owners Would Not Buy Another

About one-third of EV (electric vehicle) owners in Japan say they may not buy another one, according to a new report from researcher McKinsey and Co. They found that about one in three electric-vehicle buyers felt “seduced” by the prospects of low energy costs, attractive subsidies and good test-drives, but became less enthusiastic about electric vehicles when faced with issues like higher electric bills and lack of charging stations.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Dave Sullivan, manager of product analysis at AutoPacific Inc., said it’s “not a surprise” some Japanese consumers won’t buy another electric vehicle: “EVs are looked at more like a piece of technology and they don’t age well. Mobile phones get obsolete quickly and EVs appear to suffer a similar fate, leaving consumers feeling like they have tape deck when all of the cool kids have an iPod.”

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