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Electric Transit van coming to Canada

The huge number of vans roaming our cities means they are fertile ground for electrification. With more cities setting pollution targets, charging for access to city streets and looking at ways to improve air quality, electrifying vans is a logical step to take. Ford are one of many van makers taking on the challenge. The […]

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Kia Sorento to go electric during 2020

As part of Kia and Hyundai’s drive to electrification, another model is getting the EV treatment. The Kia Sorento, along with its Hyundai Tucson sibling and the Santa Fe, will be getting a PHEV and a hybrid variant. It’s all part of the company’s plan to have 23 EVs, 13 hybrids and 6 PHEVs in […]

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The new Tesla pickup truck is here

I know Car Nation Canada doesn’t sell Tesla but when something happens that could reflect on the auto industry as a whole, I like to cover it. I think the new Tesla pickup truck is one of those things. Tesla had been promising us a pickup for years and some doubted it would ever arrive. […]

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Ford to unveil Mustang-inspired EV on 17 November

Continuing on from yesterday’s coverage of the Mazda MX-30, Ford have also released some details on their new electric crossover. The eagerly-awaited EV has been a long time coming and a lot has been made of the fact it is said to use the Mustang as inspiration even though it’s a crossover. We still don’t […]

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Mazda’s new EV will be a crossover

Mazda has been hinting at its new EV this week with a couple of teasers. In advance of the Tokyo auto show on 23 October, the automaker has been whetting our appetite a little for its new car. Even with a slick teaser video and some oblique stills, we only know that the new EV […]

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Canada’s iZEV incentive program goes live

The Canadian government has rolled out a new incentive program that could offer significant discounts for electric vehicles in British Columbia and Quebec. The incentive could see discounts of up to $13,000 of the list price of a new EV or zero emission vehicle.   The new scheme hopes to encourage more Canadians to embrace […]

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Ford EV crossover will ‘go like hell’

The upcoming Ford EV crossover will ‘go like hell’. According to the company anyway. A quote taken from Bill Ford, Ford Executive Chairman, is being widely quoted online right now and with good reason. There is a lot of anticipation for this performance EV from Ford and I am one of those waiting for more […]

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Mazda hints at new EV model

Mazda have been working on a dedicated EV model for a while now and we still don’t know much about it. We now know more about what it will not be rather than what it will be thanks to a candid comment from Mazda’s European design head. It makes for amusing reading. The quote, first […]

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Dyson planning huge EV test track

My coverage of the new Ford electric SUV earlier this week alerted me to a related story about British engineer and entrepreneur James Dyson. He is planning to convert Hullavington air force base in the south of England into a dedicated test facility for his electric car project. Dyson has been talking about wanting to […]

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Electric cars are proving popular with those who lease

A recent piece in Bloomberg highlighted the fact that many US EV drivers lease their cars instead of buying them. This is an interesting statistic and while not completely reflective of our own experience with selling and leasing electric vehicles, it does make some sense. According to the piece, 80% of US EV drivers lease […]

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