AJAC EcoMonth

About AJAC EcoMonth

EcoMonth activities will take place across Canada in AJAC journalists’ home markets with location visits and drive routes mapped for between 20 to 25 member participants. This allows us to communicate the many health and economic benefits of clean driving and technology to Canadians in a manner that’s safe yet effective for all involved.




EcoMonth Articles

  1. Toyota looks 'beyond zero' with new EV

    Kelly Taylor

    Toyota Canada, as part of the carmaker’s global push to launch 70 new electrified vehicles by 2025, will begin selling its first battery electric vehicle, the bZ4X, by the middle of next year, officials announced at a virtual pan-American unveiling this week. The bZ4X will join an exploding new segment of electric vehicles — crossovers — an important development for the adoption of EVs.

  2. PEI takes unique steps with its aggressive new EV rebates  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Prince Edward Island will offer the highest used EV rebate in the country at $5,000, versus $2,000 offed for used EVs in neighbouring provinces.

  3. Review: 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid – WHEELS.ca

    Evan Williams

    The Panamera was a joy on these roads in hybrid mode. The rear-steer shrinking the turning radius in the tight bits, the adaptive dampers soaking up everything the pavement had to offer and enhanced by the alarmingly small amount of body roll thanks to the active anti-roll bars underneath. Warning signs for slow curves? Forget about them in the Panamera, as long as you can see around the other side. The car just turned, stuck, and went in near silence.

  4. 2021 Lincoln Aviator versus the plug-in Aviator Grand Touring  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    2021 Lincoln Aviator versus the plug-in Aviator Grand Touring: The Aviator GT clearly justifies its extra price tag in a number of ways that add up nicely in the final tally,

  5. Production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts with healthy 480 km range estimate  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts with healthy 480 km range: The mid-size all-electric Lyriq will start at $69,898 including freight and destination

  6. North American Preview: Hyundai Ioniq 5 – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Hyundai’s all-electric Ioniq 5 crossover to also offer smaller battery in Canada versus the U.S. Hyundai Canada will offer a smaller 58 kWh battery.

  7. Automakers declare all-electric future, eventually – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    “E-mobility has won the race,” said VW Group CEO Herbert Diess, upon opening their Power Day recently, “Our goal is to secure the pole position in the global race for batteries.”

  8. New EV arrivals in Canada include one cost-friendly debut and several six-figure offerings

    Michael Bettencourt

    The number of new EVs arriving in the Canadian market for Q2 is not huge, but includes some significant launches

  9. Review: 2021 Nissan Kicks SR – WHEELS.ca

    Dan Heyman

    Fast forward to today and when you consider the Kicks’ sub-$20,000 starting price (recall that the Micra once had a sub-$10,000 starting price, a big deal this day in age) and you can see that now that the Micra is no more in this market, the Kicks slots in nicely as a bit of an alternative. It’s a cool-looking and sparkly thing and it forms an intriguing proposition as a result.

  10. Cooking with... gas-electric?

    Kelly Taylor

    MIDDLE OF NOWHERE — Coconut-crusted shrimp are crisping in the air fryer and vegetables are sizzling on the electric grill. Lunch is almost ready, but despite the use of electric appliances, no Manitoba Hydro electrons were the least bit inconvenienced in the process.

  11. SUV Review: 2021 Toyota Venza

    Matthew Guy

    A rare case of form over function at Toyota

     

  12. Ford Looks for Lightning Strike with Electric F-150 - PLANT

    Mario Cywinski

    Electric vehicles are nothing new, they have been around much longer than many people realize. Innovators who have tried to make electricity work in a vehicle, have usually come up against a number of prohibiting factors, with cost usually being on top, but another major factor being consumer adoption.

  13. Little zoom or range in upcoming electric Mazda MX-30 crossover – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Mazda Canada confirmed this morning that the plug-in Mazda MX-30 compact crossover is slated to arrive in Canada this fall.

  14. Electrify Canada Debuts Plug&Charge - Plant.ca

    Mario Cywinski

    Electrify Canada has introduced Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows electric vehicle charging by simply plugging in the charger.

  15. Kia charts a new course with Vancouver’s EV Experience Centre

    Stephanie Wallcraft

    Automaker sees electrification and bespoke production as a chance to reinvent itself.

  16. Sailun’s first dedicated EV tire under development

    Graham Heeps

    The new ERange EV electric tire is is expected to reach the market in 2022, providing all-electric vehicles better performance and range.

  17. Opinion: Painfully, and belatedly, Honda cedes to engine-less future  – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    Honda’s global announcement that it was finally deciding to birth an all-new type of company: an electric company, predominantly with battery electric vehicles

  18. Shanghai show brings Tesla turmoil, and EVs aplenty – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    But also unveiled some remarkable models slated to head to North America, at some point

  19. 6) The price of energy

    Graham Heeps

    Welcome to the latest update from sunny Calgary, where there are signs that the green shoots of recovery might soon apply not just to our snow-battered flora but also to our daily lives!   Having...

  20. Shanghai show brings Tesla turmoil, and EVs aplenty – WHEELS.ca

    Michael Bettencourt

    But also unveiled some remarkable models slated to head to North America, at some point



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