COVID19 UPDATE – November 23, 2020
In response to the second COVID-19 lockdown in Toronto, the EV Discovery Centre is temporarily closed, but WE WILL BE BACK! All current bookings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines and hope to re-open soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding and stay safe!
EV makes and models in the spotlight:
- BMW 530e
- BMW X3e
- Chevrolet BOLT
- Ford Fusion Energi
- Honda Clarity PHEV
- Kia Soul EV
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
- MINI Cooper SE
- Volkswagen e-Golf
- Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
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.
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
Meeting Room and Conference Centre
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.
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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