Archive for November, 2017
November 29, 2017
***Updated November 30th thanks to great feedback from our readers. As someone new to the electric vehicle (EV) industry, I know working and understanding measurements of energy can be very confusing. To that end, two of the most confusing and misunderstood terms are the kilowatt and kilowatt-hour. These terms are put into action all around us on a daily basis. Your electric bill is[…]
November 27, 2017
Despite a challenging political climate in the US, the renewables energy sector is growing. So too is the market for electric vehicles, but while both of these advances will help to mitigate our effects on the environment, what impact will they have on the stability of the grid and what should utilities firms be doing now to prepare themselves for these impacts? In 2016,[…]
November 24, 2017
On November 21, 2017, FleetCarma and 10 other Ontario firms excelling abroad were honoured at the 2017 Ontario Export Awards. This award is designed to highlight Ontario business with a growing international footprint. We won the “Transportation Equipment” category for the development of our telematics technology platform that monitors and models electric vehicle use, delivery data to optimize EV fleet policy. Other winners included: GreenMantra Recycling[…]
November 23, 2017
At times, electric vehicles have proved a conundrum to consumers looking to contribute to a greener environment. Although you can get them down to zero emissions, many people are wondering if an accelerated demand for EVs will trigger a greater consumption of fossil fuels. Approximately 41% of electricity worldwide is fueled by coal, with some of the biggest producers, like China, rising each year[…]
November 15, 2017
There are few purchases as involved as buying a new car. When you’re talking about buying your first electric car, there are even more considerations and questions to be had. If you’re considering making the jump to electric, you’re not alone: almost 160,000 new electric cars were purchased in 2016 in the US, and that number is likely to be dwarfed by 2017’s sales[…]
November 9, 2017
FleetCarma received a Companies-to-Watch award that recognizes early-stage companies with strong growth potential. As part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program, the Companies-to-Watch Award category honors Canadian technology companies that demonstrate promising potential to be a future Technology Fast 50 candidate.
November 7, 2017
Q3 2017 Canadian electric vehicle sales statistics. A new milestone, over 40,000 plug-in EVs in Canada. BEV sales have outpaced PHEV sales for the previous three of four quarters. The national market share of EV sales is nearly 1% of the total market. September 2017 marks the highest month for EV sales with 2,248 new EVs sold. Trends indicate EV sales will increase to 10,000 vehicles per month before 2022. The province of Ontario is on course to become a clear leader in EV adoption.