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    Official: Montreal sets new EV gathering record: 431
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    The Nissan Leaf models are the easiest to spot, since they dominate the foreground. But Tesla Model S EVs and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids are represented as well. Look a little closer and you'll see a Ford Focus Electric and Mistubishi i EVs. And is that a Cadillac ELR we see? Yes, it's kind of ...

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    Official: Volvo will sell 475 hybrid buses to Quebec
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    Swedish vehicle maker Volvo has received its largest-ever order for hybrid buses, a deal to supply Quebec with a huge fleet of 475 units, with an option to buy another 1,200. Volvo's Nova Bus division plans to deliver the buses in early 2014 and the buses will be distributed through Quebec's nine ...

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    Report: Hydro-Quebec developing five-minute electric vehicle recharge technology
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    Oh, Canada! Hydro-Quebec, a utility company that serves about 8 million residents of America's neighbor to the north, is working on an electric-vehicle charging system that can fully recharge a typical EV in about five minutes, the Canadian blog Wheels reports. The company, whose research ...

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    Video: Lito Green Motion's electric Sora zooms into sight, promises to arrive this summer
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    It's been a year since we first saw computer-generated renderings of the Sora electric motorcycle from Lito Green Motion and we've been (less-than-patiently) waiting to see it in action ever since. Happily, that wait is now over. On the eve of its exhibition to the well-heeled hordes at the Top ...

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    Yan does a wheelie good DIY Smart car conversion
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    When Daimler first launched the Smart Ed, the electric version of the Fortwo, its performance was apropos of its acronymized appellation: somewhat limp. Daimler has since improved it somewhat – the 3rd generation on sale now goes from 0 to 60 in 13 seconds and tops out at 75 mph – but ...

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    Quebec's Communauto to add 50 "female" Nissan Leafs to car sharing fleet
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    Communauto, North America's oldest car sharing company, has made a commitment to add 50 Nissan Leafs to its Quebec- and Montreal-based fleets by early 2012. Right now, Communauto has 15 Leafs ready for car-sharing duty, with the rest of the electric hatchbacks expected to arrive within the next ...

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    Quebec to offer plug-in vehicle rebates of up to C$8,000
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    Starting in January of 2012, Québec, Canada will offer rebates of up to C$8,000 ($8,358 U.S. at the current exchange rate) for the purchase of plug-in vehicles. Last week, Quebec's prime minister, Jean Charest, unveiled an incentive plan that calls for rebates to be offered on a sliding ...

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    Quebec Allows NEVs (Finally!)
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    Yesterday, government officials in Quebec passed an ordinance to allow neighborhood electric vehicles on the streets. Well, ok, not on just any street.The NEVs are only allowed on roads with a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour or less. They must have a triangular sign attached to the rear ...

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    PHEV test program to start in Quebec City
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    A new four year plug-in hybrid test program is kicking off this spring in Quebec City, Quebec with involvement from battery supplier EnerSys, financial cooperative Desjardins and Laval University. EnerSys is a supplier of industrial batteries and its subsidiary ModEnergy will be supplying lithium ...

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