By Gordon Laxer
My first memory of Muskoka was steering the Sagamo, the largest and grandest steamer on Ontario’s minor lakes. It was 1948 and I was four years old.
April 22, 2021 – Electric Autonomy
The City of Sudbury is incorporating fully electric vehicles into its community paramedic fleet, building on its leadership in municipal vehicle electrification. by Emma Jarratt
By Christian Brand, originally published by The Conversation March 30, 2021
Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.
By Stephen Leahy @StephenLeahy – Below2c.org -March 6, 2021
EVs are far less complex, with just 20 parts in their drive train compared to 2,000 parts in gasoline-powered car. They don’t have multi-speed transmissions, radiators, fuel injectors, gas tanks, valve trains, exhaust systems, etc.
FEBRUARY 1, 2021 – BRIDIE SCHMIDT, the DRIVEN
This is pretty much a Nissan ad, but it is a great story – Len
“I realised I really wanted to make that transition to electric,” he says. “We were the first one registered in the state of Florida and it’s been such a great car we kept it with us for the last 10 years.
By: Mark Kane
The electrification of school buses accelerates.
In total, 60 Lion C will be delivered over five years (through 2026), including the first 10 this year.
If you wonder what LionC electric buses look like, here is a fresh presentation from California, where the Twin Rivers Unified School District has recently received an additional 10 LionC (for a total of 40 electric school buses).
The Rural and Community Connection transportation service connects communities east and west across the District, while also providing passengers connections to other transportation services within and beyond Muskoka.
Starting on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, the service will operate on two routes. The connections between the Tuesday route, the Thursday route, the Corridor 11 Bus, and connections made to the Simcoe County LINX., a schedule and more on the District of Muskoka web site.
German EV Market Reaches Escape Velocity — Record 27% Share In December
January 8th, 2021 by Dr. Maximilian Holland – Germany, Europe’s largest auto market and the 4th largest in the world, achieved 26.6% plugin electric vehicle share in December. This is a stunning ascent from the 4.0% share seen in December 2019… 2020’s plugin vehicle sales grew over 2019 by a huge 263% to 394,632 units.
NOVEMBER 26, 2020 – ANDREW ANDERSON
I didn’t really want to go ‘over there’ for a family reunion last February but my son Greg more or less ordered me to. saying “it’s better than coming over for a funeral. And I’ll meet you in Christchurch with a hire car. The hire car’s all electric,” he said.
Australian company unveils what it claims to be the world’s first electric air ambulance–
A timely transfer of Ontario Northland will be step one for Doug Ford, but he’s still short of fulfilling his campaign promise to Northerners. The Premier ran on a pledge to bring back the Northlander train and increase service, and we’re still waiting to see it coming down the tracks”.
The goal of the CTP is to develop accessible, affordable, sustainable transportation solutions for both urban and rural residents.
October 30, 2020 update: New Bus, New Look, New Schedule for Corridor 11 Service. More information at www.muskoka.on.ca/corridor11.
Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls has launched North America’s first all-electric, zero-emissions tour boats. Earlier this month, the Maid of the Mist launched two electric catamarans into the gorge, the first of their kind in North America. The hulking double-deckers run on dual banks of lithium-ion batteries. – The Washington Post – OCTOBER 29, 2020
– The statistician and engineer W. Edwards Deming once said “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” Some of the best data come from the Our World in Data team at Oxford University. Their latest looks at what form of transport has the smallest carbon footprint. Driving big cars and flying short distances are the worst. – By Lloyd Alter Published October 13, 2020
– Discover Electric Cars and take test drives in a sales-free, no-pressure environment.! Electric cars are cheaper to operate and maintain, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver better performance.
Book an appointment to visit the EV Discovery Centre in Toronto or the Mobile EV Education Trailer in Ottawa.
When it comes to maintenance, electric vehicles require much less than a traditional gasoline-fueled vehicle. The difference comes down to moving parts; a traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) can have over 20,000 moving parts, while a fully electric vehicle may have as few as 20.