Electric Vehicle Advantage
An electric vehicle, also known as an EV, is powered fully, or partially, by an electric motor and battery pack. EVery auto manufacturer in the world has an EV on the road right now or is close to releasing one, with many committed to electrifying their entire line-up over the next 10-15 years.
The Electric Motor Advantage
EVs have better acceleration than gas cars. That’s because electric motors deliver full torque right away, unlike internal combustion engines that need to gear up. Electric motors are an incredibly efficient and durable technology, meaning less maintenance and a longer life time than gas engines.
The Electricity Advantage
Electricity is more affordable than gasoline and domestically produced, which means every time you charge up you are saving money and supporting the local economy. Electricity can also be made from clean and renewable sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution every time you drive.
The Battery Advantage
Electric vehicles use lithium-ion batteries, the same type of battery used in smartphones and laptops. EV batteries hold their charge for weeks at a time and are quick and easy to recharge. EV batteries are 90% recyclable and many companies are looking at re-purposing used-EV batteries for second-life energy storage. This means that at the end of your car’s life, the battery still has value, unlike old gas engines that are bound for the scrapyard.
An electric car, or electric vehicle, is powered fully or partially by an electric motor and battery pack. There are two types of electric car:
Fully Electric Cars are powered 100% by electricity and have zero tailpipe emissions.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Cars have small battery packs for short all-electric driving distances (20-80 km) before a gasoline engine or generator turns on for longer trips. Plug-in hybrids differ from gasoline and diesel hybrids in that they provide dedicated all-electric driving distances.
Canadian Electric Car Fast Facts
- There are more than 42,000 electric cars on the road in Canada and growing
- Provincial incentives in British Columbia and Québec can save you up to $8,000 off your vehicle purchase and $750 off your home charging station
- Driving an electric car can save you between $1,500-$2,000 per year on fuel and maintenance
- Canada's electricity is clean with the majority of our power coming from hydro and nuclear
- Driving an electric car can reduce your vehicle's emissions by as much as 90%
- Canada has more than 5,000 public charging stations, 500 of which are Level 3 fast chargers
- There are 36 models available for sale in Canada with more on the way
Electric Vehicles Available in Canada
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