Design Engineering

e-Mobility Week 2023

DE Podcast

A Uniquely Canadian Electric Vehicle
ElectraMeccanica details its history, its plans for the SOLO electric vehicle, and the engineering challenges inherent in the EV design.


Off-Road EV Scooter
Regina, SK-based LyteHorse Labs’ all electric ATV designed to tear up treacherous terrain.

Tailings Rover
Copperstone Technologies’ amphibious Helix robot mitigates the risks of monitoring tailings ponds.

The Commuter EV
ElectraMeccanica’s entry-level, three-wheeled SOLO looks to ride wave of enthusiasm for zero emission vehicles.


Japan’s automakers unveil EVs galore at Tokyo motor show
Toyota, Nissan and others look to catch up with Tesla, other electric rivals.

Telus partners with EV charger producer Flo to provide real time data
Canadian telecom company’s IoT platform to provide real-time visibility of 60,000 chargers in Canada and the U.S.

Toyota more than doubles investment in U.S. EV battery plant
Japanese automaker’s North Carolina $8B investment to support company’s goal to sell 1.5M EV in the U.S. by 2030.

Stellantis to invest €1.5B in Chinese EV manufacturer
Leapmotor investment aims to expand Chinese firm’s EV sales inside and outside of China.

B.C. moves up zero emission vehicle target
Provincial legislation would require automakers to reach 100 per cent sales goal by 2035.

EVs getting easier to find in Canada
Average EV price of nearly CAD$73k places them out of reach for many Canadians, however.

Vietnam’s Vinfast committed to selling EVs to North America despite challenges
EV maker faces intense competition as its sales struggle in the U.S. market.

Hyundai rapidly building first U.S. electric vehicle plant
South Korean car maker says production on track for 2025 at its under construction Georgia plant.

Indian EV battery material maker to build first U.S. plant
Epsilon Advanced Materials’ US$650M facility to make synthetic graphite anode starting 2026.

Canada, Ontario governments put nearly $1B toward EV battery parts plant
When complete in 2026, facility will produce battery materials to support 800,000 EV per year, Umicore says.

Electrical grids struggling to keep up with the green energy push

IEA Executive Director says there is a long line of renewable projects waiting to connect to the grid.

H55 breaks ground on Canadian HQ in Quebec

Swiss firm’s electric propulsion facility to begin battery pack production in 2024, company says.

eVTOL maker secures financing to complete high-volume manufacturing facility
When complete, Archer Aviation says Georgia plant will be the world’s highest-volume electric aircraft facility.

Eligible EV buyers to get instant US tax credits in 2024
Qualifying EVs must be under price limits and manufactured in North America.

Flying taxi maker to open scaled production facility in Wright brothers’ home town
Joby Aviation’s eVTOL aircraft designed to transport four passengers at 200 miles per hour.