Composites Innovation Centre evaluates Hemp / Bio-composite construction using the Kestrel:
"Integrated design and analysis paves way for smart design of advanced composites-based vehicle..."
Motive completes the door systems on the new Nissan Murano (Resonance) concept:
"...Nissan Resonance concept gives glimpse of next Murano..."
Congratulations to Nathan Armstrong for being selected as a 'Top 40 Under 40' recipient. Check out the article here:
"...celebrates Calgarians under the age of 40 who excel in their respective fields..."
Epic Torq at the SEMA show. The 2012 Torq was presented at the SEMA show. Check out the new photos on their facbook page that's updated regularly:
"EPIC EV on Facebook."
Darren McKeage appointed President & VP of Design for Motive Industries. Nathan Armstrong is now acting as Director and still an active part of the Motive team:
Nathan Armstrong interviewed by The Calgary Herald:
"Struggling to design cars in oil country...."
Darren McKeage wins 1st place in the GrabCAD Supercar Body Design Challenge put on in partnership by the 500 Group and GM:
"In one of our most exciting challenges yet, around 200 unique concepts for the body of a predetermined chassis from 500 Group were submitted...."
Alberta Ventures Magazine - Alberta Business Person of the Year in 2027
"If, as we suggested in our February issue, Alberta is capable of creating a world-class automotive industry, Armstrong will play a major role in making it happen...."
Motive announces involvement in the Epic Electric Vehicles Program.
"Motive contributed to the overall design ideation, completed the composite body and interior design and renderings using ALIAS and Bunkspeed, the chassis and detail modeling, tooling design using CATIA..."
Motive's Nathan Armstrong featured on AlbertaVenture.com - "Project Transform Alberta: Building a Homegrown Auto Sector"
"In the years following the First World War, Western Canada was a place of infinite possibilities. War-driven improvements to airplanes and radios were shrinking distances and opening opportunities. ..."
Motive Industries Reveals its New Composite Pick up Design Titled the Bison.
"The pickup truck is a key vehicle in many markets worldwide. In particular Alberta Canada (much like Texas and other ranchland, oil industry occupied regions)..."
Motive featured on Discovery Channels Daily Planet
"Check out an electric hemp car, learn about a brain-controlled wheel chair, and we're bringing you the latest on the current solar storm! That, and much more, in this Daily Planet!..."
Motive featured in The Windsor Star
"Unless major automakers start designing vehicles that excite their customers, they will continue to lose an entire generation of consumers, said an automotive designer with almost two decades of experience..."
Motive featured in the Calgary Herald
"Recognition of 10 local tech companies, including one that designs cars, another that recycles oldfield waste water..."
Motive is proud to announce that we have been awarded TechRev Innovator of the Year 2011
"On September 22, close to 300 people came out to celebrate the achievements of TechRev Innovators 2011...
Motive President Nathan Armstrong named Entrepreneur of the month by the Alberta Council of Technologies
"I had the pleasure to meet and interview Nathan Armstrong on the grounds of Calgary's Heritage Park early this..."
Motive featured on NetComposites.com"The Motive Kestrel, a 3 door, 4 passenger, electric vehicle, will be made using bio-composite"
Darren McKeage featured in design sketching book 'Learning Curves'. You can preview and order the book here: "The Motive Kestrel, a 3 door, 4 passenger, electric vehicle, will be made using bio-composite"
Motive featured on CompositesWorld.com"Canada-based Motive will use hemp and flax fiber in the headliner, door panels, door trim, floor tub and center tunnel,..."
Motive Unveils the Kestrel Interior Featuring Advanced Biocomposites
"Motive unveils the Kestrel Interior featuring advanced bio composites. The Motive Kestrel a 3..."
Motive developed concept truck possibly heading for production
"Does the world need a competitor to the Honda Ridgeline? While sales figures of...."
Motive featured in Cool Companies new book: Alberta's Clean Technologies & Green ProductsCool Companies website: http://coolcompanies.ca/Click to see a preview of the book: Cool Companies:
Alberta's Clean Technologies & Green Products
Motive featured on MSN Autos Canada
"Canucks can be brainy too, and Project Eve, a plan to "bring together Canadian..."
Motive featured in the Calgary Herald
"Calgary-based Motive Industries has developed a prototype lightweight threedoor hatchback with 25-30..."
April 2011Motive featured in Avenue Magazine
"A Calgary company wants to produce a line of emission-free smart cars..."
Motive helps support the Alberta Science Foundation
Click here to see the video: http://www.motiveind.com/vid-AlbertaScience.html
Motive is taking part in the SuperDesigner initiative. Call for submissions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiBcWtyWG8w - SuperDesigner Video
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57931 - How to Respond
Motive featured on Alberta Primetime TV for it's work on the KestrelView the segment here: "Going Green with Hemp Car"
Motive leads Advanced Manufacturing Lead in the Aviation Alberta Space Industry Panel
"To enumerate and define the specific opportunities to Alberta industry..."
Motive's Nathan Armstrong to give keynote speech at the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) in September.
See the conference here: http://speautomotive.com/comp.htm
Motive featured on Audubon Magazine
"Soon, you'll be able to drive hemp. Literally. And guess what the car'll be called?..."
Calgary wants electric car test
"Pilot project would see if green autos can handle winter..."
Motive featured on Popular Science
"Introducing Kestrel, The First Road-Ready Car Built Out Of Hemp..."
Motive featured on Salem-News.com
"Canada's Herbal Remedy to the Auto Crisis: the Kestrel Hemp EV..."
Motive featured in Calgary SURE Sector Profile
"Motive is a full vehicle development firm focused on advanced materials, technology and... "
View the full document here: Calgary Economic Development SURE Sector Profile January 2011
Motive featured in AutoLife Quarterly Magazine
on page 20-21
"Take a good look at the Motive Switch. It's a two-door hatch that seats four..."
Tamarack Solar-Powered Boat takes First Place at the Future of Electric Vehicles Conference
"Solar-Powered Boat Acclaimed As Best New Electric Vehicle at International Conference..."
Motive's Kestrel featured on CompositesWorld.com
"Motive begins prototype development of Kestrel vehicle structures..."
Motive's Kestrel featured on Wheels.ca
"Modern cars, made from wheat straw and carrots..."
Motive featured in Alberta Venture Magazine
"Alberta entrepreneur brings green sensibilities to automobile design..."
Motive Announces Involvement in New Foretravel IH-45 Model
“We were honored to be apart of this program, sharing in the vision that Foretravel had for their new IH-45..."
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Motive featured in Composite Technology magazine
"Canadian firm reveals details of new electric vehicle and manufacturing consortium..."
Motive recognized as an Outstanding ASTech Honouree
"The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation announces 36 outstanding ASTech honourees..."
Motive Unveils Kestrel Design
"Following the unveiling of the Kestrel design at the Vancouver EV 2010 VÉ Conference and Trade Show..."
Motive Unveils Kestrel Specs and Manufacturing Details
"In response to the unprecedented interest in the “Kestrel Car” Motive has released more Specifications"
Motive Unveils the Kestrel Canada's First Bio-Composite Electric Vehicle Design
"Motive has announced the development of Canada's first bio-composite bodied electric car..."
Electric Mobility Canada Newsletter - Special Bulletin for April 26:
"A new Canadian Electric Mobility Company - A response to the Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap..."
Motive Industries President Nathan Armstrong speaks at several events:
"Nathan Armstrong speaks on the subject of advanced transporation..."
Motive Industries is proud to have been nominated for two prestigious awards:
"Nominations from Tech Rev Innovators and ASTech Foundation..."
Motive Industries EV projects featured in Composites Technology magazine:
"Quiet Revolution - Composites in EV's..."
Motive Industries featured in Business In Calgary Magazine regarding biocomposites:
"Biocomposites Have a Motive To Grow..."
Motive Industries featured on the cover of Design Engineering - Paradigm Shift:
"...Calgary company use advanced materials and design techniques to change the playing field..."
Motive Industries going green with biocomposite fibres - Featured on Calgary's CTV News:
"...A green innovation happening here in Alberta..."
Darren McKeage writes design review of Ferrari 458 Italia. Issue # 15
Elemente Magazine: "458 Italia Style, Ferrari's Spicy New Mid-Engined Berlinetta..."
Motive announces its withdrawal from the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE:
"Motive Industries Inc. announces its withdrawal from the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE..."
Motive acquires a Stratasys Maxum FDM Machine:
"Motive is pleased to have acquired an FDM..."
The Calgary Herald features Motive Industries in the Driving Section:
"Is this the right time for a Canadian car?..."
Darren McKeage writes design review of Tesla Model S on page 34/35 in Issue # 13 of
Elemente Magazine: "Tesla Coiled, Tesla's hot new high-performance, all electric super saloon..."
Motive Joins CARTA, the Canadian Automotive Research & Technology Association:
"Motive is pleased to be part of the Drive North Initiative..."
It's official, Motive is a registered team in the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE:
"Motive Industries Progressive Automotive X PRIZE press release..."
Popular Mechanics Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Team updates:
"Where are they now? 9 Auto X PRIZE team updates..."
Press Release, Motive Industries and Fiberforge:
"Motive Industries Inc and Fiberforge Corporation sign Memorandum of Understanding..."
Solar powered Tamarack Loon featured on Autoblog Green:
"Aptera design team brings same philosophy to solar powered boat..."
Motive Industries Inc Announces Involvement in New Solar Electric boat:
"... an electric motor and a solar-paneled roof generating 1000 watts of power..."
Motive Industries article featured in Calgary's Avenue Magazine:
"Nathan Armstrong & Motive Industries, X Prize Fighters..."
Motive Industries Showcased on Discovery Channels Daily Planet:
Daily Planet Goes to Alberta featuring Motive Industries...
Motive Industries press release:
"Motive Industries continuing search for sponsor of Progressive Automotive X PRIZE"
The Aptera showcases in Popular Mechanics magazine:
"Aptera Electric Car Stops Traffic (Literally) on First Drive in NYC..."
Video of CBC News Business visiting Motive Industries:
"...a venture underway to ween cars away from oil..."
Video of CTV News Calgary visiting Motive Industries:
"Calgary car designers chase after 10 million dollar prize..."
EVcast #43 - Interview with Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive Industries:
EV WORLD website article on Motive Industries:
MI Switch: Wild, Woolly and Plugged In....
Motive Industries is looking for title sponsor:
Motive Industries is looking for a title sponsor for its Progressive....
Popular Mechanics online article: Popular Mechanics rates Motive as one of the top ten X PRIZE teams to watch...
Yes Mag Interview:
Interview with Nathan Armstrong regarding work on automotive design and engineering...
Official Launch of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE:
"Official launch of the Automotive X PRIZE at the New York International Autoshow..."
January 2008 Partnership with Simmons Financial Holdings Corporation:
Motive is pleased to announce partnership with Simmons Financial Holdings Corporation...
July 2007Elemente Magazine Interview:
An interview with Nathan Armstrong and his experience in the field of Automotive