Why choose an electric vehicle?
If you’re thinking about going green with an electric vehicle, you’re not alone. About 60% of Canadians have said they’re interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, and with good reason:
- Electric vehicles reduce greenhouse gas emissions—and battery electric vehicles have zero emissions
- Electric vehicles help save on fuel costs
With a wide range of models and price points, purchasing an electric vehicle is easier than ever before. For 2017, there are over 30 models of plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles available in Canada. And with the increasing amount of recharging infrastructure across Canada, it will be easier and more accessible to recharge your electric vehicle. This will allow users to travel greater distance with the assurance of an available reliable recharging network.
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Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever before
If you live in Ontario, Québec or British Columbia, your provincial government has financial incentives to encourage you to go green with an electric vehicle. Check out the programs available:
- Ontario Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
- Québec Electric Vehicle and Recharging Rebates
- Clean Energy Vehicles for British Columbia
Go further in electric vehicles
The Government of Canada is working towards establishing a coast-to-coast corridor and improving the electric vehicle infrastructure across the country.
Find out more about successful applicants to NRCan’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative and their proposed electric vehicle infrastructure.
Find out more about the Government of Canada’s electric vehicle commitment
The Government of Canada is committed to developing a national strategy by 2018 to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on Canadian roads. Past and future commitments include:
- $62.5 million to support electric vehicle and alternative fuel infrastructure (Budget 2016) including:
- $16.4 million to establish more than 80 new charging units for electric vehicles, as well as natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations along key transportation corridors
- $46.1 million to support demonstration projects that are expected to result in the installation of more than 200 next-generation EV charging stations
- $120 million to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refuelling stations for alternative fuel such as natural gas and hydrogen, as well as to support technology demonstration projects and codes and standards development (Budget 2017)
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