Canadian Tire will install a total of 240 fast chargers and 55 Level 2 chargers at 90 retail locations across the country, saying that “the popularity of electric vehicles is on the rise.” The federal government will spend $2.7 million to help pay for some of the chargers.
A Nissan Canada spokeswoman said the price hike was needed to pay for making the automaker's Safety Shield 360 standard on the base model of the popular compact SUV. Remote start has also been added to the mid-level trim.
A consortium of Canadian auto suppliers aims to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is intended to highlight Canadian auto ingenuity, engineering, design and manufacturing.
Work at the University of Guelph and nearby bio materials company Competitive Green Technologies turns coffee bean skins into resin used in headlight housings. McDonald's said it would donate "a significant portion" of its North American coffee-bean remnants to Ford in an effort to reduce waste.