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The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is open four days a week. No Reservation Required! 

1126 Finch Ave. W., Unit 1, North York, ON, M3J 3J6
647-717-6941

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre will be closed from December 23, 2018 to January 1, 2019. It will re-open on January 2, 2019. 

All test drive participants are required to complete a short survey. To fill out the survey in advance, you can visit: eventregistration.plugndrive.ca.

First-of-its-Kind Facility Worldwide

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre (EVDC) is the first facility of its kind in the world, and the only one of its kind in Canada, dedicated to providing an experiential learning environment for electric transportation. The purpose of the Centre is to:

 

  • Help drivers better understand the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation
  • Provide a one-stop-destination to test drive a wide variety of the latest EV models from leading manufacturers while being supported by Plug’n Drive’s passionate EV ambassadors
  • Provide unbiased and factual information about electric cars in a sales-free, no-pressure environment
  • To help drivers make the transition from a gasoline/diesel car to an electric car that suits their lifestyle
  • To increase customer confidence in home and public charging by answering questions and exposing them to home charging solutions and public charging maps/apps
  • Offer a unique event venue for professional and private events
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What People Are Saying

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Extremely helpful resource for anyone interested in electric vehicles. The ability to test drive a range of cars, paired with the practical advice from the staff (many of whom are EV drivers themselves) make this place an indispensable resource for any car buyer.

Rachel K.

Toronto, ON

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Electric Vehicle Test Drive Zone

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The Electric Vehicle Test Drive zone is home to 9 different makes and models of electric car, including:

 

  • Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron
  • BMW i3
  • Chevrolet BOLT
  • Chevrolet VOLT
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Honda Clarity PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • smart fortwo Electric Coupe
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

 

All of these cars are available for test drive at any time during our showroom hours. There is no cost to participate in the test drive. All test drive participants must be 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.

 

The EV Test Drive Zone is also home to four Level 2 charging stations, provided by Autochargers.ca – Premier ChargePoint Partner in Canada and Flo – Canada’s largest EV charging network. These stations keep the test drive cars fully charged and are available for the public to use.

OPG PowerPlace

Meeting Room and Conference Centre

Inside the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, you will find OPG PowerPlace. This multi-use facility is available for private event bookings and can accommodate all manner of special events, including product promotions, employee engagement workshops, board meetings and sales training seminars.

 

OPG PowerPlace is equipped with everything you would expect from any contemporary event venue, including high-definition video display, digital projector, web/conferencing tools and catering.

 

To learn more about how PowerPlace can accommodate your next event, visit PowerPlace – Meeting Room and Event Venue.

 

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Charging Zone

The charging zone at the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is designed to help drivers understand how electric car charging works.

 

In the charging zone, drivers can learn about the different levels, or speeds, of electric car charging. Drivers can also learn about various public charging websites and apps. These websites and apps help drivers find public charging stations along their route in order to enable long distance travel in their EV.

 

Drivers can also learn about and purchase home charging stations from the Centre. We have Canada’s largest selection of residential charging stations at competitive prices and will help you find the perfect home charging solution.

 

To view our home charging station product list, visit: Charging Station Store.

TD Zone

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The TD Zone is your one-stop-destination to save on car insurance. The Green Car Discount is available to all electric car drivers and is just one element of TD’s broader commitment to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

To learn more about how TD supports EV drivers, visit Green Car Discount.

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Interactive Learning

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The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is home to several interactive touchscreen displays that walk visitors through the entire EV ecosystem starting with the basics behind how electric car technology works, followed by the environmental and economic benefits of electric cars and finishing with a comprehensive overview of charging and Canada’s electricity system.

Electrifying History Wall

Did you know that the very first cars ever built were electric? The Electrifying History Wall at the EV Discovery Centre recounts the entire history of the automobile going back to 1835 to showcase the rise and fall and rise again of the electric car.

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Antique Electric Conversion

This 1918 Chevrolet classic was converted into an EV and generously loaned to the EV Discovery Centre to help showcase the EVolution of the automobile. The owner of this pristine antiquity has decided to sell with an asking price of $32,000 CDN.

 

To learn more, contact Plug’n Drive at info@plugndrive.ca or 647-717-6941 and we will put you in touch with the owner.

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