Older Buildings Present an EV Charging Challenge

I own a property in a MURB or multiple-unit residential building — an apartment building. So this EV (electric vehicle) announcement from Ottawa grabbed my attention last summer: all light-duty cars and passenger trucks sold by 2035 must be zero-emission. What? Really? No warning? I thought this was planned for 2040? Ah, the late-summer election. …

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The future of car buying — it’s gonna be great!

Digital pioneers and hucksters have been predicting the demise of traditional car dealers for at least two decades. Soon, we have been told, buying a car will be just like buying a pair of sneakers from Vessi or a computer monitor off Amazon. And here we go again. I’m looking at a curious and, of …

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Want a fancy new EV in 2022? Disappointment lurks

The announced parade of new, pure battery-electric vehicles coming to market in 2022 is long and impressive, from Rivian’s R1S SUV to the way-cool Kia EV6, Ford’s F-150 Lightning, Cadillac’s Lyriq, and perhaps even the Fisker Ocean, not to mention the Lexus RZ 450e and the intriguing apology for short-sightedness called the Toyota BZ4X. That’s …

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Apple Car for 2025? Seems a good bet

Buried within Citi analyst Jim Suva’s latest report on Apple Inc. is this throwaway line with massive implications: “Apple Car is on the horizon in 2025.” 2025? In the car business, 2025 is less than one product cycle away. It’s a blip of time in an industry that renews models every 4-7 years. If Apple …

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Musk vs. Toyoda: of course it’s personal

In just a few short months, Toyota has gone from EV sceptic to committed battery-electric carmaker. It’s a shocking about-turn. With the release of detailed plans for its 2022 bZ4X – the first of a range of Beyond Zero or BZ electric vehicles — Toyota has thrown in the towel. The world’s second-largest and most …

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