Electric vehicles

DID YOU KNOW?

bolt plus BOB & licence plate

ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE NOW AFFORDABLE
Examples of ELECTRIC VEHICLE purchase prices in Ontario
  • Chevy Bolt List price $43k – $14k Ontario Rebate1 = $29k
  • Nissan Leaf List price $33k – $14k Ontario Rebate1 = $19k
Rebates in Quebec are up to $8000, and in British Columbia up to $5000. For more details on incentives for charging stations and electric vehicles, please scroll to the bottom of this section.
SAVE 80% ON GAS
Save $1500 – $2500 (at least 80%) each year on gas2
If you keep your car on the road 10 years, that’s a total of $15,000 – $25,000 in savings; equivalent to most of the original purchase cost of the car!

 

SAVE ON MAINTENANCE
Save $200 – $400 (30% – 50%) each year on maintenance;another $2000 – $4000 in 10 years !

 

MORE ELECTRIC CAR FACTS4
  • Electric cars are safe, healthy, quiet, fast and clean
  • They reduce your carbon footprint from driving by about 90%
  • There are about 30,000 electric cars on the road in Canada
  • There are more than 4,500 public charging stations across Canada
  • There are about a dozen fully electric models currently available for sale and another 25+ electric-gas hybrid models available

 

FULLY ELECTRIC CARS

BMW i3 modified

  • BMW i3
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Hyundai Ionic
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes S 550e
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Smart Fortwo ED
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model 3 (Coming soon)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

 

ELECTRIC-GAS HYBRID CARS

There are also numerous hybrid vehicles available from the manufacturers named above, plus Audi, Porsche and Volvo.

 

TRUCKS &VANS

Truck and van smallerSmaller trucks and vans

  • Zenith -Electric cargo/trade vans (payload of 3800 lbs., 100k warrranty)
  • Torque Trends -Electric retrofits for Ford F-150 & Silverado
  • Workhorse vans -Similar to F-150 or Silverado
  • Lancer Auto Group (van and truck fuel system conversions)
  • Lightning Systems – Electric package for the Ford Transit 350HD
  • XL Hybrid -Hyybrid electric-gas delivery vans
  • Via Motors -Hyybrid electric-gas delivery vans

 

Bigger

  • Motiv Power Systems -Electric package for the Ford F59 (13,000 lb payload) & 5-t0n vehicles
  • Tesla Semi -Electric 18-wheeler (33,000-80,000 payload)

 

References

  1. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/vehicles/electric/electric-vehicle-rebate.shtml
  2. http://www.plugincars.com/eight-factors-determining-total-cost-ownership-electric-car-127528.html
  3. http://www.energy-exchange.net/myths-busted/ and https://www.moneyunder30.com/true-cost-of-owning-a-car
  4. Based on https://plugndrive.ca/electric-cars