No Reservation Required!
1126 Finch Ave. W., Unit 1, North York, ON, M3J 3J6
Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
NOTICE: The EV Discovery Centre will be closed to the public from Thursday, February 13 until Sunday, February 24 for the Canadian International Auto Show. Plug’n Drive will be at the Auto Show running an EV test drive, so we invite you to join us there to experience the latest 2020 models.
All test drive participants are required to complete a short survey. To fill out the survey in advance, you can visit: eventregistration.plugndrive.ca.
EV Test Drives are Available at the Autoshow:
Location of EV’s available for test drives at the Auto Show are as follows:
Electric Vehicle Test Drive
The Electric Vehicle Test Drive zone is home to 11 different makes and models of electric car, including:
- Audi e-Tron
- BMW i3
- Ford Fusion Energi
- Honda Clarity PHEV
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- Volkswagen e-Golf
- Volvo XC60 PHEV
- Volvo XC90 PHEV
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.
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 are pay-per-use charging stations that are available for public use 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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 (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
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.
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.
If you’re charging your car at one of Plug’n Drive’s charging stations, come in, have a coffee and talk about EVs with our knowledgeable staff or other EV owners. You can learn more about your own EV or test drive one of our EVs to plan your next purchase.
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.
Visit the Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre is open to the public four days a week. Meet our EV specialists and discover why your next car should be electric.Visit
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