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How Much Does an Electric Vehicle Cost in Canada?

This is often the first question people ask about electric cars Canada. But it makes sense. The vehicle landscape is changing rapidly, and by 2030 it might look completely different. Many of the biggest manufacturers in the world are switching their focus to electric vehicles in Canada. Naturally, you’re starting to think about switching to an electric vehicle, too. But the question then becomes: how much does an electric vehicle cost in Canada?

For a full list of electric vehicles in Canada (cars/SUVs/trucks), including their costs, just scroll down. We’ve highlighted some of the major features of each vehicle, and to see an up-to-date price on any vehicle you like all you have to do is just click through.

But we should note this about electric vehicles vs gas vehicles in Canada: EVs (as they’re often called) are cheaper to own. Even if the initial purchase price is higher, three things make EVs win out in the end: government rebates (more on how you can save up to $5000 below!), the fact that electricity costs much less than fuel, and the maintenance costs are lower.

Owning an EV can save you thousands of dollars every year.

Government Incentives for Electric Vehicles in Canada

One of the bonuses of owning an electric vehicle Canada is that the government is doing everything it can to help you make the switch. From an abundance of charging stations (more on that below) to a number of provincial and federal incentives (more on those below), it’s clear that vehicle electrification is the way of the future in Canada.

Why’s that? It’s because transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. As much as we like to pat ourselves on the back for being a great country, when it comes to emissions, we’re actually extraordinarily bad at it. That’s why the government literally wants to pay you to drive electric vehicles Canada!

In May 2019 the Government of Canada launched the Incentives for Zero-Emissions Vehicles, which covers battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. This program offers point-of-sale incentives between $2500 and $5000 depending on the make and model of the vehicle you’re buying.

How Far Can an Electric Vehicle Drive on a Full Charge?

Thanks to recent advances for electric vehicles Canada, you can expect a new electric vehicle to drive between 350 and 400 KM on a full charge. However, some are known to get more than 500 KM on a single charge.

How Long Do Electric Vehicles Last?

This isn’t an easy question to answer. The electric vehicle market is so new that the life of vehicle batteries is still relatively unknown. We simply do not have enough data yet to answer this conclusively.

That being said, manufacturers off warranties between 8 to 10 years. So if the warranty goes for 10 years, you can probably assume you can get 12-15 years out of it.

Because the electric vehicle market is still in its early stages (relative to gas-powered vehicles) batteries are still a bit expensive. But as more people drive electric vehicles, and the market becomes flooded with them, the price of batteries should decrease dramatically.

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A List of Electric Trucks Canada

Canada is getting into the electric truck game! Expect this section to grow rapidly over the next few years, but for now, enjoy the vehicle that’s starting the electric revolution here in Canada.

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A List of Electric Cars Canada

Go Auto represents more than 20 new vehicle brands, and most of them are already in the business of producing electric cars Canada. To learn more about a vehicle and search our inventory, simply click on your desired electric car.

A List of Electric SUVs Canada

If you’re here to find an electric SUV Canada then you’ve come to the right place. Go Auto sells a range of electric SUVs, and our inventory is growing all the time. To learn more about a vehicle and search our inventory, simply click on your desired electric car.

The Difference Between Battery, Plug-in Hybrid, and Hybrid

Most of us know that there are different types of electric vehicles: battery-powered, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid. But what’s the difference between the three, and why should it matter to customers? We’re here to help with all of your questions regarding electric cars Canada.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

Battery-powered electric vehicles never use gasoline and are completely powered by an electric motor and battery pack. These are the most cost effective and environmentally friendly electric vehicles Canada.

The cost of charging a BEV is about 1/5th of what you’d spend paying for gas.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

Combines an internal-combustion engine with an electric motor. HEV batteries are charged by on-board operations, not by plugging into the grid.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Plug-in hybrids have all the same components that hybrid vehicles have, but there’s one major difference: the batteries in plug-ins are much larger and they can be recharged by plugging in. Plug-ins typically provide 20-80 KM of electric range before the gas engine kicks in. Plug-ins are a great option if you mostly do city driving, and don’t often exceed the electric range during your daily commute (back and forth).

Fuel-cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)

Fuel cells generate electricity by combining oxygen and hydrogen. Some FCEVs are just coming on the market, and few re-fuelling stations are available.

Find Your Nearest Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Canada

Most charging is done at home. Across Canada, the public charging infrastructure includes more than 5,000 stations. More are being added every year.

Follow these links to find the stations near you.

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