ICE, ICE BABY | BY JOHN EICHBERGER

Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen. ICE (internal combustion engines) are here and they’re on a mission. Like Vanilla Ice came under pressure from David Bowie and Freddie Mercury for “sampling” their technology, today’s ICE vehicles are likewise under pressure from fuel economy standards and the unrelenting drum beat of electrification which threatens to steal their […]

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Canadian Gasoline Consumption and Vehicle Trends: A Comparison to the United States

North American gasoline consumption is expected to decline over the next few decades, driven primarily by greater fuel efficiency in the vehicle fleet, and secondarily by penetration from alternative engine technologies. Generally, gasoline consumption trends between Canada and the U.S. have mirrored one another; however, the emergence of disparate market conditions are increasing the likelihood […]

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Millennial Ownership of Vehicles in Canada

By Dennis DesRosiers, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants One of the most common perceptions in the automotive sector is that Millennials no longer want to own and drive a vehicle. The theory is that, in the past, vehicle ownership was the primary way millennials interacted socially and that with all the social media options available they are […]

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All Roads Lead to Electric Vehicles

Contributed by: Dennis DesRosiers, President of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. With all the announcements about electric vehicles anyone in the fuels business must be wondering whether they will have a job this coming decade. All roads in the automotive sector do lead to electric vehicles but it is going to be a very long and winding […]

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NDP Bill to Regulate Gas Prices in Ontario Feeds Industry Misconception

There is a perception by some in Ontario that gasoline marketers are indeed ‘greedy big oil’ who relish in increasing gasoline prices before long weekends or at other opportunistic times, pocketing the surplus. This notion of toying with consumer dollars for profit also seems to play well politically, and can be seen in the Ontario […]

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Making the case for a carbon tax over cap and trade

Last month, Nova Scotia became the third Canadian province to table legislation to implement a cap and trade program, following in the footsteps of Quebec and Ontario whose programs have been in effect since 2013 and 2017, respectively. The federal government’s carbon-pricing plan sparked this move, as it requires all provinces to set a minimum […]

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Consumers, not policies, should drive demand for electric vehicles in Canada

While the current global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) represents only 0.2% of passenger cars in circulation according to the International Energy Agency, government leaders around the world continue to announce new targets and incentives to increase the number of EVs on the road as part of their climate change strategies. In Canada, only 11,580 […]

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