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Infrastructure Canada selects CUTRIC for zero emission bus electrification

The Government of Canada is investing $10 million through the Zero Emission Transit Fund over five years to allow the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium to work with transit bus operators to complete planning work, and bolster readiness for the transition to zero-emission transit bus fleets.

EV charging stations – best practices for installation & troubleshooting

There is enormous demand for reliable infrastructure to power the growing number of electric vehicles on the road today. For electrical professionals who have the knowledge, skills and tools to handle them, EV charging installations represent a wealth of new opportunities and additional revenue. Learn more about eMobility trends, as well as installation and troubleshooting solutions.

GM’s CAMI Assembly to produce electric delivery vans

GM Canada announced it will start production at Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. Following re-tooling, production of BrightDrop’s electric delivery vans will begin at CAMI Assembly in December 2022. BrightDrop is a new business from General Motors whose “portfolio of products, software, and services are designed to decarbonize last-mile deliveries and reduce congestion for a smarter, more sustainable future”.
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Easy EVSE safety testing and troubleshooting with the Fluke FEV100

Test the safety and performance of a type 1, level 1 or level 2 EVSEs with the Fluke FEV100. This test adapter simulates the presence of an electrical vehicle, allowing you to conduct tests in combination with appropriate test instruments such as a digital multimeter or oscilloscope. Use the FEV100 to verify an EVSE is working properly after install and during periodic maintenance or troubleshoot an EVSE that is not delivering the appropriate charge.
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John Deere ramping up “our battery-electric vehicle portfolio”

Deere & Company has acquired majority ownership in Kreisel Electric Inc., a battery technology provider based in Austria. “Kreisel’s battery technology can be applied across the broad portfolio of Deere products [...]” said Pierre Guyot, John Deere Power Systems. John Deere sees demand growing for batteries as a sole- or hybrid-propulsion system for off-highway vehicles. » Learn more

Next stop? An electrified Toronto Transit Commission

PowerON Energy Solutions (a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation) has partnered with the Toronto Transit Commission to design, build, co-invest, and operate the charging and related electrical infrastructure that supports the TTC’s electrification, including its fleet and facilities. » Learn more

Artificial intelligence to charge EVs and safeguard the grid

A pilot project by BluWave-ai and Hydro Ottawa will use artificial intelligence to manage electric vehicle charging during peak demand periods with the aim of saving customers money while extending the life of electricity infrastructure. The project is supported by the Ontario Energy Board and the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator. » Read more

Shell aiming for thousands of charge points by 2025

Under a new global framework agreement, ABB E-mobility will supply its portfolio of AC and DC charging stations for electric vehicles to Shell, which is targeting the operation of over 500,000 charge points globally by 2025, and 2.5 million by 2030, either at residential, commercial or Shell retail sites. » Learn more