Top industry scientists point to merits of a national centre for battery R&D, more second-life research

In the second panel of Electric Autonomy Canada’s national EV battery supply chain series, three leading battery experts took deep dives into technology, centralizing research and post-vehicle applications

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Experts make strong call for federal strategy to advance Canadian EV battery supply chain

Panelists speaking at the first of Electric Autonomy’s weekly discussion series cite benefits of regional collaboration and the economic security implications of falling further behind

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To boost safety, Canadian government proposes noise requirements for EVs

The requirements, which bring Canadian standards in line with those in the U.S., address safety risks posed by quiet vehicles, including potential collisions with cyclists and visually impaired Canadians

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Auto parts maker Martinrea spearheading new EV battery-making venture near Montreal

The Ontario auto parts maker has formed a new joint venture — called VoltaXplore — with Montreal graphene producer NanoXplore. They’ve committed $8 million to launch a demonstration facility, with plans for a 10GWh battery cell plant to follow

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Meet the growing contingent of Canadian electric three-wheeled vehicle makers

From Frank Stronach to Daymak to ElectraMeccanica, a string of new and notable Canadian names are investing big money in a bid to build and capture the market for electric three-wheelers. Are buyers ready?

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Industry leaders are eager to see details of federal plan to update EV charging station standards

It wasn’t a big-ticket item, but the $56.1 million earmarked in last week’s federal budget to advance standard-setting for charging and refuelling stations in Canada and the U.S. could have a significant impact in reducing barriers to EV adoption

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Closing gaps for EV adoption in Canada: rethinking accessibility and affordability

Across Canada drivers are interested in purchasing an EV, but the greatest barrier remains equitable access, including: affordability, knowledge gaps and physical barriers

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NRCan seeking recipients for up to 50 per cent funding for EV charging infrastructure

Applicants have until June 2021 to apply for up to $5 million per project for charging infrastructure focused on public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and light-duty vehicle fleets

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