New consumer research indicates an overwhelming majority of Canadians (90%) believe it’s important for businesses to take action to reduce their transportation related emissions.
Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries Inc. is part of an international effort to define en-route and overhead charging standards for electric buses. The company is working with the likes of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Volvo and Siemens.
Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co Ltd. has purchased 17.25 million shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc. for a total of $28.3 million. Ballard will use the money for general corporate purposes, but also potential acquisitions or investments.
In nine months, True Zero has pumped enough hydrogen into fuel cell vehicles in California to drive more than 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometres). True Zero is an operator of retail hydrogen refueling stations in the state.
Electric vehicles sales as a percentage of total vehicle sales is at about 1%, not a huge number, but a trend that continues and is set to increase. The big jump in EV sales is expected to come from the introduction of the low-cost, long-range (both relative) EVs from a number of automakers.