Electric vehicles are ready to revolutionize transportation during the 2020s because they are more efficient, lower-cost, and far less polluting. This section will examine the complex process of electrifying the global transportation system.


General

Transportation in Canada is at the start of a revolution – Zoffee with CUTRIC CEO Dr. Josipa Petrunic

EV adoption/sales forecasts

Global EV sales ramping up faster than expected – BloombergNEF – video interview with Colin Mckerracher, head of transport analysis for BloombergNEF

EV sales caught a higher gear in 2020 and are now in the fast lane, says Wood Mackenzie – video interview with Ram Chandrasekaran, Wood Mackenzie’s principal analyst for transportation and mobility

“Light Duty Vehicle Electrification” study suggests EVs ready for strong sales growth post-COVID-19 – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

“Tipping point” for Electric Vehicle sales by 2025 – or earlier – video interview with Jeff Turner, clean mobility lead for Dunsky Energy Consulting

Americans love EVs, Canadians not so much – survey – video interview with pollster Mario Canseco, Research Co.

Subsidies make EVs competitive with gas-powered cars, especially in BC – video interview with economist Blake Shaffer, University of Calgary

Biden electrifying US govt fleet of 640,000 vehicles. Tipping point for EV adoption? – video interview with Joel Levin of non-profit PluginAmerica

Electric vehicles sales about to skyrocket thanks to Biden policies – video interview with Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Colorado School of Mines

Light duty EVs – cars and trucks

Coming soon: Electric cars that get 1,000 kms to a charge – video interview with Dr. Peter Harrop of IDTechX

Subsidies make EVs competitive with gas-powered cars, but are they a good use of scarce tax dollars? – 2019 Energi Media article

Quebec banning sale of gasoline cars in 2035 – video interview with Joanna Kyriazis of Clean Energy Canada

Behold the 1,000 hp electric Hummer! – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Looking for an Electric Vehicle in Calgary? Market for used EVs slowly growing – video interview with Rajko Pavic, manager of Go Electric

You put an electric motor in your 1968 Camaro? Inside a small block engine? Wow! – video interview with Chris Webb, owner of Victoria-based Webb Motorworks

Medium/heavy-duty work vehicles

Heavy electric trucks are economic, but fleets need help with charging infrastructure – video interview with Tim O’Connor of Environmental Defense Fund

Heavy duty e-trucks poised for rapid growth by 2030 – video interview with Scott Shepard of Guidehouse Insights

Wireless charging helping Canadian commercial EV manufacturer make inroads in US markets – video interview with Ryne Shetterly, VP of sales and marketing for GreenPower Motors

10,000 Amazon electric delivery vans on road by 2022 – anchor story with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Electric semi-truck may finally turn me into a Tesla fan-boi – Markham On Energy column

Unilia Fuel Cells electrifying big trucks – video interview with Robert Artibise, general manager of BC-based Unilia Fuel Cells

California electrifies big trucks – video interview with Sydney Vergis, California Air Resources Board

Emerging regional freight haul markets ripe for electric trucks. Low costs, higher value tip scales – video interview with Mike Roeth, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

eMethanol solution to low-carbon freight, shipping?– video interview with Claes Fredriksson, Swedish company Liquid Wind

EV batteries

Tesla’s “beer can” battery key to future $25,000 electric car – video interview with Ram Chandrasekeran, principal transportation and mobility analyst for Wood Mackenzie

Ottawa, Quebec kick in $50 million for new $160 million Lion Electric battery factory – video interview with Joanna Kyriazis, EV policy analyst for Clean Energy Canada

Quebec Li-ion battery recycler partners with Hyundai Canada – video interview with Jean Christophe Lambert of Lithion Recycling

Canadian miners eager to supply critical minerals to US battery makers – video interview with Brendan Marshall of the Mining Association of Canada.

Cheaper, better batteries drive EV sales during 2020s – anchor story with James Frith, head of BloombergNEF battery storage research

This changes everything: Battery prices in free fall – interview with James Frith, head of BloombergNEF battery storage research

Tesla “battery day” science explained – anchor story with German battery scientist Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies

Holy batteries, Batman! Pow! Bam! Right on the kisser of the internal combustion engine – video interview with Mady Tyson, senior analyst with the Rocky Mountain Institute

GM accelerates EV battery tech: 2x range, cost 50% less by 2025 – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

The Netherlands close to integrating EVs into national power grid – video interview with Baerte de Bray of ElaadNL

Want a lithium industry in Alberta? Legal, regulatory issues must be fixed first – video interview with Brady Chapman, an articling student at law firm MLT Atkins

Small changes are big news for EV batteries – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

New study details rapid technology advances of EV batteries, with much more to come during 2020s – video interview with Maria Chavez, analyst, Navigant Research

Petro-Canada’s coast-to-coast network of EV fast chargers complete – Energi Media article

Transit

Autonomous buses and shuttles top agenda at smart mobility tech conference – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC (Canadian Urban Transportation Research and Innovation)

Ottawa commits $15 billion to electrify transit across Canada – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC (Canadian Urban Transportation Research and Innovation

Canada leading development of key electric transit technologies – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

City of Calgary preparing for the (not so far off) autonomous electric vehicle future – Markham On Energy column

Driverless shuttles ready for wide deployment in Canadian transit – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

Autonomous shuttle answer for Toronto transit? – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

Canadian innovation improves e-bus charging – video interview with Carmine Pizzurro, CEO of eCamion, and Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

Public transit after COVID-19…what should policymakers do? – video interview with Max Aufhammer, economist, Energy Institute at Haas, University of Berkley

5-point plan for better (electric) transit – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

RoutΣ.i 2.0 to the rescue (for Canadian transit agencies)! – video interview with Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CEO of CUTRIC

Mobility as a Service (robo-taxis)

Robo-taxis (Mobility as a Service) only two to three years from commercial roll out – video interview with Dr. James Jeff of IDTechX

Robo-taxi business growth should start in 2025 – video interview with Sagie Evbenata of Guidehouse Insights

Tony Seba: The man who would destroy the global oil industry – Part 1 – Energi Media article

Will new EV business model disrupt car ownership sooner or later? – Part 2 – Energi Media article

The robo-taxis are here! Mobility as a Service is off to a tentative start in the United States – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

New GM, Microsoft partnership about building a viable robo-taxi business model – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Manufacturing

The Arrow rises again: Canadian auto parts association creates home-grown EV – video interview with Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

Canada missing opportunities to develop EV manufacturing? video interview with Joanna Kyriazis of Clean Energy Canada

Canadian-produced Bison protoype E-pick up truck chock full of interesting tech – 2017 Energi Media article

Ford

Ford’s electric Lightning F-150 pickup truck an industry game changer – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Volkswagen

VW takes aim at Tesla with big “roadmap” announcement – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Toyota

Game-changing solid-state EV battery coming from Toyota – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

General Motors

Future of EVs: GM’s “Ultium” platform and radical new battery arrive just as electric is cost-competitive with gasoline – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

GM accelerates EV battery tech: 2x range, cost 50% less by 2025 – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

General Motors unveils future of EVs – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes introduces “Tesla killer” as automakers roll out new tech in luxury brands – video interview with Sam Abuelsamid, automotive engineer and EV analyst

2-Wheel/3-Wheel E-bikes

E-motorcycle market slow out of the gate but picking up speed – video interview with Ryan Citron, Guidehouse Research

E-bikes are all the rage in Europe, catching on in North America – video interview with Ryan Citron, Guidehouse Research

Airplanes

Harbour Air likes PST exemption on electric planes – video interview with Eric Scott, VP of flight operations, Harbour Air

 

 

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