Author: David Adams

Sand in the gears

September 30, 2022

The title for this column may be a bit anachronistic given that for a lot of modern vehicles there are no more “gears” per se.  It’s probably obvious, however, that if you did have gears in your vehicle’s transmission, or …

What the budget didn’t tell us

There’s a disconnect between government mandates and the support needed to achieve them This is because most of the announcements related to the auto sector had been previously telegraphed through the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP), released with much fanfare …

Canada’s infrastructure deficit

More charging infrastructure is needed to meet EV sales targets, but Canada’s basic infrastructure needs an overhaul too. Given that a lot of my recent columns, which have focused on vehicle electrification and the challenges around reaching Canada’s (and Quebec’s …

This is not my Canada

Voicing dissent is part of democracy. Disrupting the economy is another matter altogether.  It seems to me that nothing has polarized our society more than the oversight governments have imposed with respect to requirements and restrictions related to the COVID-19 …

There is no “I” in ZEV

February 25, 2022

The transition to zero emission vehicles away from internal combustion vehicles has been a preoccupation of mine in recent columns, and this is not without merit, as multiple governments within Canadian borders and beyond are moving swiftly to accelerate that …