From Germany to Canada: There’s no way around the transport transformation

By |December 4th, 2017|

The auto industry faces the largest transformation of its history as the future of the internal combustion engine, private ownership of cars, and even driving itself as an expression of individuality are all in question. Car makers in Germany and Canada need to face these simultaneous challenges or risk losing out, guest blogger Christian Hochfeld writes.

80×50 E-News November, 2017

By |November 14th, 2017|

There's plenty of news on TransformTO: Toronto's Board of Health calls for full funding for the plan to tackle air pollution, TAF and the City share a prestigious award for the climate change plan, and an exciting TransformTO-inspired photo contest kicks off.

Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040

By |November 8th, 2017|

A report for the TTC board recommends buying 30 battery electric buses by 2019, at a cost of up to $50 million. Electrifying the city's transit fleet is a key part of the TransformTO climate plan, the article points out.

80×50 E-News September, 2017

By |September 15th, 2017|

Read our latest e-news: Climate disasters from B.C. wildfires to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey show the need for action. Plus, Ontario launches the Green Ontario Fund, which will help drive down emissions across the province. TAF VP Tim Stoate has been appointed to the board of the new fund. Also, e-mobility is on the rise around the world, so where is Canada?

DeSmog: Where Are Canada’s Missing Electric Cars?

By |September 12th, 2017|

China joins Norway, France and the U.K. in announcing plans to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines. So, as the world moves toward the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, where is Canada in all of this?

New study shows high potential for EV Uptake in Toronto region, but few drivers know about purchase incentives

By |May 30th, 2017|

A newly released study of almost 1,200 drivers in the GTHA shows that a set of misconceptions prevent gasoline-powered car drivers from switching to electric vehicles (EVs).

Ontario invests in EV infrastructure…and early adopters

By |August 9th, 2011|

Today, the Ontario government announced an $80 million investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This, in addition to the provincial incentive program for the purchase of EVs as well as Ontario’s own commitment to green its fleet of vehicles, demonstrates a strong commitment to […]

What’s the next innovation for EVs?

By |July 8th, 2011|

While we’re at the beginning of the electric vehicle revolution, there’s already a great deal of activity planning the next phase of innovations to support EVs and their drivers. From commercial developers to academic researchers to backyard enthusiasts, many great minds are working to […]

EVs + car sharing = sustainable transportation

By |June 30th, 2011|

There’s an incredible amount of buzz these days about electric vehicles – and rightly so – but, from a climate change and air quality standpoint, EVs are only one piece of the puzzle. If we’re to really have an impact on transportation-related emissions, we […]

Thinking – and talking – green (or should that be Verde?)

By |May 31st, 2011|

You know cleantech is hitting the big time in Canada when a conference on the scale and sophistication of the upcoming VerdeXchange gathering comes to town (June 5-6 in Toronto). The organizers of this cutting edge conference are pulling no punches about the importance […]