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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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There is only one way to know if a vehicle is ready for the coldest weather: spend time in it in Russia and Canada (or some other frigid climate). And that is what Mitsubishi did with its Outlander PHEV. Meant to be a global car and therefore, to meet all possible driving conditions in all […]

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HybridCars learned March 26 AutoShare is being bought by Enterprise. Enterprise Holdings made the announcement via press release to the fact its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company subsidiary is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc. AutoShare was established in 1998 as Toronto’s first car-sharing organization, and today serves more than 12,000 local members. Enterprise Holdings, through its […]

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Founded 16 years ago with two cars in Vancouver’s West End, Modo The Car Co-op is celebrating a milestone achievement this month, adding its 300th vehicle to the fleet. Modo said it will also double its fleets in both Surrey and Richmond and place its first vehicle in Coquitlam this fall. Modo explained its 300th […]

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Remember those woody wagons, vehicles using real wood for their bodywork? If all goes to plan, we could soon see more wood-based materials used to replace plastics and lighten vehicles. This could happen under the recently launched Industrial Biomaterials program announced by the Canadian government. The new initiative is aimed at helping create more fuel-efficient […]

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A week after Nissan USA, Nissan Canada announced pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which will go on sale at Nissan dealers across Canada in December. The new Pathfinder Hybrid joins the Pathfinder 3.5-liter model in the expanded 2014 lineup, bringing the Nissan’s Pathfinder model configurations to eight – allowing buyers to select the […]

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Carsharing services are raising the stakes in and around Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Starting November 10, Auto-mobile, Communauto’s new one-way carsharing service, will expand its service area in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and, a week later, on Sunday November 17, will start operating in Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. To do so, Auto-mobile, already available on the Plateau Mont-Royal and La Petite-Patrie, […]

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car2go’s carsharing services are now expanding to a 25th city, the 13th in North America, with plans to offer services in Montreal, Quebec starting in November. Called car2go autopartage to reflect the French language spoken in this Canadian province, the company will launch its unique point-to-point carsharing model in Montreal this fall. car2go said that […]

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Electric vehicle projects are getting a cash boost from the Canadian government. Canada’s Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, the Honourable Bal Gosal, announced Friday, May 3, that the Government of Canada will invest over $21 million for 13 innovative clean energy projects in the Greater Toronto Area. These projects are […]

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Nissan Canada revealed its sales results for April and the compact Sentra as well as the electric Leaf are raising in popularity. Nissan Sentra sales jumped 127.8 percent and was the strongest seller in Nissan’s line-up with 1,433 units sold. Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF EV totaled 48 units, up 28.0 percent over last […]

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