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Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...electric vehicles that could boost available help to as much as $14,000. - Again from the CBC, read more here. The province of Quebec is offering rebates for electric vehicle purchases , $8,000 for a fully electric vehicle, and a sliding scale up to $8,000 for hybrids, depending on the capacity of the battery. ...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...electric scooters or electric bikes or e-bikes , and whether getting around so stylishly will earn you a high five from law enforcement, or a ticket. Intrigued? Check out the Kickstarter video. Or find some equivalent type e vehicles online here Besides an Electric Scooter or e-bike for Commuting, see our pages...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...electric system, and converts it to DC Direct Current so your EV car’s battery pack can be charged. The reality is that nearly everyone calls the wall-mounted box that supplies 240 volts of electricity for Electric Vehicles "the charger". That box, cord, and plug have a technical name - Electric Vehicle Service Equip...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...electric vehicle image via Creative Commons Helping citizens transition to electric vehicles (discounts of up to $14,000) Developing infrastructure for public transportation Expanding bicycle paths and bicycle parking Note: Within this a target has been identified (hopeful perhaps), that 12% of new vehicle purchases by...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...Electric Vehicle - & which is the best EV? Over decades, and even more so over the last few years, the purchase prices of EV's continue to drop, government incentives to choose an electric car have increased, the ranges of electric cars continue to increase and there are more charging stations available every day. We...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...electric heat now is the surest way to both future-proof a sustainable home and to reduce ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. Electricity is versatile so it's an easy option We also like electric heating because, pretty much every home has electricity already. Electricity can be used to heat, cool, cook and ...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...Electric Bike 20 inch Fat Tire Electric Bicycle with 500W Motor and 36V 13AH Removable Lithium Battery for Adults looks well specified at a budget price - take a look here : The Aostirmotor Folding Electric Bike is only 500w for Canadians - compare prices here Now granted, both of those are slightly funky loo...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...Electric scooters legal? Electric scooter laws in the US are evolving regularly, and so far they seem more stringent than with e-bikes. Laws will vary by state, but US federal law stipulates that electric scooters cannot be used on sidewalks. They can use bike lanes, and they are allowed on roadways that don’t have d...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...electric vehicle (EV) charging terminal - I think most of us sense that we will be in an electric car someday, so a house that is already set up is a nice bonus. Electric cars are quickly increasing in popularity and the incentives offered make them more appealing all the time. Conversely, this study also reveals t...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...electricity per day, or an average over the year of $1.39 (Canadian) per day based on current electricity rates from Quebec Hydro. For a full year, heating, cooling, and interior plug loads should add up to about $507 ($385 USD) Even if the owners drove the 33 km to Ottawa every day for work in an electric vehicle, u...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...electrically-powered vehicles . Yet if you look back to the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold combustion powered vehicles. Electric vehicle from the early 20th century image via Abandoned cars and trucks Cars with electric motors were more popular at the time because they were smoother, quieter, safer, and ...