FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions about driving electric? Here’s the straight scoop on the wide range of benefits you can expect as an EV Driver and Owner:

Q. How much money do you really save on fuel by driving an EV?

A. Typically, EVs are ¼ the cost to drive than a gas car, saving you an average of $1,500 to $2,000 per year on fuel. How will you manifest these savings?

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).

Q. How much maintenance do EVs really require?

A. EV drivers can save hundreds of dollars per year on maintenance. Because battery electric cars don’t require oil changes or repairs to transmission and exhaust systems, you save $$ for the things that matter most!

FAST FACT:  EV drivetrains are incredibly durable and have FEW MOVING PARTS – meaning far less can go wrong with your vehicle, increasing savings!

Q. Is it true that driving electric can dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions?

A. In a word – yes! Depending on what you are driving (battery electric or PHEV) and the electricity mix in your province (wind, hydro, etc.), 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. As our electrical grids get cleaner, so too does your EV. EVs are the only cars that get cleaner as they age.

Q. How safe are EVs compared to gas cars?

Exactly the same. There are no exceptions to the safety testing that’s applied to EVs compared to gas cars in Canada and EVs come equipped with all the required safety features you’d expect, like front and side airbags, daytime running lights, rear-view cameras, lane assist, and One-Pedal driving.

FAST FACT: EVs aren’t just safe, they’re fun! Expect your EV to perform smoothly (and silently) whether you’re exploring dense urban streets or highway cruising at 150 km/h.

Q. How easy is it to find a place to charge my EV?

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 sold comes complete with a portable 115V 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 station dispensers. 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. Go Anywhere!

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