First-of-its-Kind Facility Worldwide

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

  • Discover the history of electric transportation dating back to 1835
  • See a 1918 electric conversion
  • Discover the environmental and economic benefits of electric transportation
  • Discover home and public charging
  • Get all of your questions answered by our EV Specialists
  • Test drive the latest EV models from leading manufacturers
  • Learn about the Green Wheel insurance discount offered by TD Bank Group
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What People Are Saying


Congratulations on a well-thought out approach to welcoming the public into the world of EVs. We are starting the process to purchase a BOLT EV as our first step into this future. And I can honestly say that our visit to the Discovery Centre was the tipping point on that decision.”

Khalid Mohiuddin

Ottawa, ON

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Key Part of Ontario’s Climate Change Strategy

Ontario is paving the way to become a world leader in electric transportation through financial incentives, the green license plate program and the installation of public charging stations. The Discovery Centre is an element of the Climate Change Action Plan designed to increase public awareness of electric vehicles by inviting the public to view, learn about and test drive the latest makes and models.  Read Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.

Jointly Funded by Government, Business and Organized Labour

The Discovery Centre is a public-private partnership. It is a centre of expertise that mobilizes all relevant stakeholders around the design and implementation of effective policies and programs. Meet the Discovery Centre Sponsors.

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OPG PowerPlace


Made possible through the support of Ontario Power Generation, Ontario’s largest clean energy provider, PowerPlace is your one-stop experiential event venue. This multi-use facility provides a unique twist on your stakeholder meetings, special events and employee engagement/training programs. Read the PowerPlace Backgrounder.

Visit the Discovery Centre

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

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The Electric Vehicle Advantage

Electric vehicles are cheaper to operate and maintain, have better performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Please note that we are experiencing technical difficulties with our charging station store and are unable to process electronic transactions at this time. You can still place your charging station order by calling us directly at 1-855-375-8446 and providing your billing and payment details over the phone. We apologize for the inconvenience! Dismiss