The Impending Big Auto/Oil Implosion

The Impending Big Auto/Oil Implosion

Although governments and Bay Street are loathe to admit it, the boom times in the oil patch and among Canada’s branch plant auto manufacturers are coming to an end. The pipeline debates, petroleum bailouts and ICE car assembly line closures will all soon be over as the country inevitably shifts to electric mobility. The video below from Tesla Times field…

The True Cost of Hybrids

The True Cost of Hybrids

It’s always been accepted by those adopting electric cars or in favor of lowering fossil fuel emissions that, while not a perfect solution, Hybrid vehicles are at least a step in the right direction. Turns out that philosophy might not always be in the best interest of Hybrid buyers. According to its 2018 Canadian Hybrid Analysis, Vincentric (the industry data…

When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

When The Only Car You’ve Known Is Electric

You could say that all three of this week’s featured posts are great news for supporters of electric vehicles and very bad news for car dealerships hoping to sustain interest in the internal combustion engine. When it comes to electric vehicles, it’s clear that kids “get” it. A couple of years ago, I walked the Christmas Lights parade route as…

Busting EV Myths #5: Electric Cars Cost Too Much

Busting EV Myths #5: Electric Cars Cost Too Much

Virtually every member of the general public I meet at the car shows the VEVC attends expresses the desire to make their next car an EV. When questioned on how soon that might be, the answer is invariably related to the Electric Car Myth that they’re too expensive. Even considering the purchase rebates and Scrap-it potential a new EV buyer…

Carmakers Cheat European Drivers Out of Billions

Carmakers Cheat European Drivers Out of Billions

Sustainability website “Transport and Environment” this week reported that since the year 2000 automobile manufacturers have cheated European drivers out of 150 billion Euros ($227 Billion Canadian) for the additional fuel they burned due to widespread manipulation of fuel efficiency tests. In 2017 alone, this gaming of the system not only cost drivers money but drove up carbon emissions by…