The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is open on an appointment-only basis. Meet one of our EV Ambassadors, learn about electric cars and book a test drive in a sales-free, no-pressure environment.
EV Makes and Models Available to Test Drive
- Chevrolet BOLT
- Kia Niro EV SX Touring
- Kia Soul EV
- MINI Cooper SE
- Polestar Two
- Volvo XC40 Recharge
|Thursday:||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Friday:||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Saturday:||10 AM – 5 PM|
Electric Vehicle Test Drive
The Electric Vehicle Test Drive is home to a diverse selection of EV makes and models. The EV Test Drive is also home to four Level 2 charging stations, provided by SPARK EV Charging Solutions and Flo. These are pay-per-use stations that are available to the public 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The EV Test Drive Zone is Powered By:
What People Are Saying
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.
First of its Kind Facility Worldwide
The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre 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
OPG PowerPlace - Meeting Room and Conference Centre
COVID-19 Update: PowerPlace is not currently accepting event bookings, but will re-open as soon as public health guidelines permit indoor gatherings again.
This multi-use facility is available for private event bookings and can accommodate all manner of special events, including employee engagement workshops, board meetings and training seminars.
OPG PowerPlace is equipped with a high-definition video display, podium, digital projector, web/conferencing tools and seats and tables to accommodate upwards of 100 guests.
To learn more about how PowerPlace can accommodate your event needs, visit: PowerPlace – Meeting Room and Event Venue
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.
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.
Book Your Test Drive Today
The Discovery Centre is open for appointments Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Visit
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