The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is open five days a week. No Reservation Required! Please note that test drives end 30 minutes before closing.

1126 Finch Ave. W., Unit 1, North York, ON, M3J 3J6

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: Closed Thursday, August 16, 2018
Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM (Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid Discovery Event)
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM (Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid Discovery Event)
Sunday: Closed

Electric cars currently at the centre:

Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron
BMW i3
Chevrolet BOLT
Chevrolet VOLT
Ford Fusion Energi
Honda Clarity PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Nissan LEAF (showcase only)
smart fortwo Electric
Tesla Model S (showcase only)
Volkswagen e-Golf

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

First-of-its-Kind Facility Worldwide

The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is focused entirely on providing an experiential learning environment for electric cars. Visitors can:

  • Discover the history of electric transportation dating back to 1835
  • See a 1918 electric car conversion
  • Discover the environmental and economic benefits of electric cars
  • Discover electric car charging
  • Get all of your questions answered
  • Test drive the latest electric car models
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What People Are Saying


Congratulations on a well thought out approach to welcoming the public into the world of EVs. My family and I are starting the process to purchase an EV as our first step into this future. And can honestly say that our visit to the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre was the tipping point in that decision.

Khalid Mohiuddin

Ottawa, ON

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The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre is a centre of expertise that mobilizes all relevant stakeholders around the design and implementation of effective electric car policies and programs. Meet the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre Sponsors.

OPG PowerPlace


Made possible through the support of Ontario Power Generation, PowerPlace is your one-stop experiential event venue and meeting space. This multi-use facility provides a unique twist on your stakeholder meetings, special events and employee engagement/training programs. Book PowerPlace for your next event

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Antique Electric Conversion

Did you know that the very first electric car was built in 1835? This 1918 Chevrolet classic was converted into an electric vehicle and generously loaned to the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre to help showcase the EVolution of the automobile. It is on display next to our Electrifying History Wall that recounts the entire history of electric vehicles going back 150+ years. The owner of this pristine antiquity has decided to sell with an asking price of $39,000 CDN. To learn more, contact Plug’n Drive at or 647-717-6941 and we will put you in touch with the owner.

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The Discovery Centre is open to the public five days a week. Meet our EV specialists and discover why your next car should be electric.

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