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Ontario Cancels Electric Vehicle Incentive Programs

Ontario Cancels Electric Vehicle Incentive Programs

Buying a plug-in vehicle just got a whole lot more expensive. Incentives for buying a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) are no more. The incentives, which ranged in value from $5,000 to $14,000 depending on the vehicle purchased, were cancelled by Ontario’s new government on July 11, 2018. Also, cancelled … Continue Reading

Canadians Slow to Embrace Electric and Self-Driving Cars, Reveals New Survey

Canadians Slow to Embrace Electric and Self-Driving Cars, Reveals New Survey

Canadians are deeply connected to their vehicles. In a recent Ipsos poll about three-quarters of people felt their ride reflects their identity and more than half are passionate about automobiles of all sorts. But the survey also showed that burning passion goes a bit lukewarm when Canadians are asked about self-driving and electric cars. Canadians … Continue Reading

#ParkingFails Caught on Camera

#ParkingFails Caught on Camera

I admit it. Parking is not what I excel at and it turns out, I’m not the only one who struggles with it. A few months back, I came across this picture-perfect parking job near the Kanetix.ca offices. We’re located in downtown Toronto where parking is at a premium—pun intended—and I thought my colleagues would … Continue Reading

Watch: The Fastest Way to Commute in Toronto

Watch: The Fastest Way to Commute in Toronto

Bike vs. car vs. public transit: Which mode of transportation wins the title of being “The Fastest Way to Commute in Toronto”? To test congestion in Toronto via different forms of transit, Kanetix.ca conducted a race between three employees. All three were asked to race during rush hour, from the Kanetix.ca office to Casa Loma—a … Continue Reading

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

The Ontario Government is proposing some major penalties for careless drivers, including $50,000 fines and jail time for anyone who injures or kills another person while they’re behind the wheel. The government also plans to get tougher on distracted drivers by introducing a maximum $1,000 fine and a license suspension on their first offence (a … Continue Reading