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June 23, 2017
EVOTO RENTALS OFFERS TESLA MODEL X
Evoto Rentals, launched earlier this year, now offers Tesla Model X vehicles as part of its fleet. Currently operating in Montreal, Quebec, Evoto plans to expand to Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver in the future.

Evoto rents Tesla Model S and Model X, and in the future the Model 3. They are rented through evoto.ca or over the phone. Free delivery and pick up, charging, unlimited mileage, and adding a second driver are all part of the rental experience.

Evoke uses a paperless online billing system and rates begin at $350/per day. A chauffeur service with the vehicle is available for minimum four hours at $90/hour. For those with kids, an electric kids car, the Tesla Mini S is also available.


June 12, 2017
EV2017 CONFERENCE OUTLINES ELECTRIFIED FUTURE

Electric Mobility Canada hosted the EV2017 Conference and Trade Show at the Hilton Toronto in Markham, Ontario recently.

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May 26, 2017
NEW QUEBEC PROGRAM MAKES PREOWNED LEAFS MUCH TO BE DESIRED
Nissan has announced that Pre-owned LEAF vehicles will be available for purchase or lease in Quebec with a $4,000 incentive as part of the province’s Drive Electric program. Qualifying vehicles are 2013 or 2014 model year and registered outside of Quebec. Any LEAF vehicles coming from the U.S. will need to be modified to Canadian regulations.

“The Nissan LEAF Qualified Pre-Owned Program is another demonstration of Nissan’s pledge to create intelligent mobility solutions, by broadening the accessibility and practicality of electric vehicles,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc.

The program is designed to contribute to the Quebec government's goal of 100,000 electric and plug in hybrid vehicles on its roads by 2020.


May 22, 2017
PLUG’N DRIVE OPENS EV DISCOVERY CENTRE

Plug’n Drive officially opened its Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The facility is the world’s first experiential learning facility dedicated to EV education and awareness.

"The EV Discovery Centre will serve as an EV hub for consumers throughout Ontario and for visitors from around the world,” said Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug’n Drive. "We are providing a one-stop-shop where consumers can explore and test-drive the latest EV models – alongside charging solutions at home and on the road."


The EV Discovery Centre is aims to help accomplish the goal of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to expand EV sales to five per cent of all new vehicles sold by 2020.

"We are investing proceeds from Ontario's carbon market into Plug'n Drive's Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre to encourage more Ontarians to make the switch to low-carbon transportation and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” said Minister Glen Murray. "As part of Ontario's Climate Change Action, we are helping to tackle emissions from the transportation sector, which is the single-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the province."

The centre provides visitors with the knowledge they need to consider an EV as their next vehicle.


May 22, 2017
MAGNA INVESTS IN AI RESEARCH FACILITY
Magna has committed to investing $5 million into Vector Institute, a Canandian independent AI facility located in Toronto.

"The automotive world is changing rapidly, reacting and innovating in response to massive technological advances," said Don Walker, CEO, Magna International. "Canada is a leader in the potential game-changers of machine learning and AI, and we want to be at the forefront of its advancements in the automotive sector."

Vector will be dedicated to exploration of AI, specializing in transformative fields of deep learning and machine learning. Magna's AI strategy encompasses two key areas: manufacturing and autonomous driving.


May 22, 2017
LYFT TO PARTNER WITH WAYMO
Lyft and Waymo have partnered to help launch self-driving vehicles.

“We can confirm that we are partnering with Waymo to safely and responsibly launch self-driving vehicle pilots. Waymo holds today’s best self-driving technology, and collaborating with them will accelerate our shared vision of improving lives with the world’s best transportation,” said a Lyft spokesperson.

Both hope the collaboration will help to accelerate the way people use transportation; namely self-driving vehicles.

“We’re looking forward to working with Lyft to explore new self-driving products that will make our roads safer and transportation more accessible. Lyft’s vision and commitment to improving the way cities move will help Waymo’s self-driving technology reach more people, in more places,” said a Waymo spokesperson.


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