Questions about driving electric? Here’s the straight scoop on the wide range of benefits you can expect as an EV owner:
A. Typically, EVs are ¼ the cost to drive than a gas car, saving you an average of $1,500-$2,000 per year on fuel. That’s a lot.
FAST FACT: ‘Peak pricing’ in many jurisdictions means the cost of electricity is cheaper when most of your charging takes place (on nights and weekends).
A. EV drivers can save hundreds of dollars a year on maintenance. Because fully electric cars don’t need oil changes or repairs to transmission and exhaust systems, you save $$ for things that matter more.
FAST FACT: EV drivetrains are incredibly durable and only have ONE MOVING PART — meaning far less can go wrong with your vehicle.
A. In a word – yes! Depending on what you are driving (fully electric or PHEV) and where electricity comes from in your province (hydro or nuclear), it’s possible to reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 60-90%.
FAST FACT: EVs output approximately half of the greenhouse gas emissions of a comparable gas car, from the moment they leave the production to their ‘end of life’.
Exactly the same. there are no exceptions to the safety testing that’s applied to EVs as compared to gas cars in Canada and EVs come equipped with all the safety features you expect, like airbags, daytime running lights, rear-view cameras, lane assist, and 1-Pedal drive.
FAST FACT: EVs aren’t just safe, they’re fun! Expect your EV to perform smoothly (and silently) whether you’re exploring urban streets or highway cruising at 150 km/h.
A. Charging has never been easier. There are three levels of EV Charging, Level 1 is where you plug into a standard wall outlet (115V) for “trickle charging” from a portable charger. All electric vehicle network inventory comes complete with a portable charger.
Level 2 is where you plug into either a hard-wired (30A, 220V) or plugged (5-50R) wall-mounted or pedestal charger. These chargers are the most common type of home and public changing, charging an EV/PHEV between 3 to 8 hours. It’s as simple as plugging in your phone before bed.
Level 3 charging is equivalent to gas pumps. These units are public infrastructure and are located along highways and in parking areas, charging an EV in as little as 15 minutes
You can find out more information on our charging page
FAST FACT: Today’s fully electric models can travel well in excess of 200 km on a single charge. PHEVs integrate a small engine (range extender) for up to 900 km total range.