Electric Cars Save You Money
1. Electricity costs less than gasoline
Especially if you charge over night or on weekends when the cost of electricity is lowest. By driving an electric car, you can save as much as $1,500 per year on fuel.
2. Electric cars need less maintenance
Electric cars do not require oil changes, coolant flushes, mufflers or exhaust systems, saving you hundreds of dollars per year on maintenance.
3. Electric cars support the local economy
Most electricity is made inside the province where you use it. Gasoline is usually imported. By switching to an electric car, you are supporting local jobs and infrastructure.
4. Government incentives reduce your upfront cost
Ontario, British Columbia and Québec have government purchase incentives in place, saving you up to $14,000 off the purchase price of your electric car
Electric Cars Reduce Emissions
5. Electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions
The burning of fossil fuels produces hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the air and contribute to global warming. The only emissions from your electric car are from the generation of electricity. Most of Canada's electricity comes from hydro and nuclear and by driving an electric car in Canada you can reduce your car's emisssions by as much as 90%.
Electric Cars Deliver Top Performance
6. Electric cars deliver full torque right away
Electric motors have no gears, which means you get full torque the moment you press on th pedal giving electric cars better acceleration than gas cars.
7. Electric cars are quiet
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