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Travelling with an electric vehicle

Canada’s growing electric vehicle infrastructure network has charging stations from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador to Victoria, British Columbia, and more stations continue to be built across the country.

Planning a trip?

Use the electric charging and alternative fuelling stations locator to locate electric charging and hydrogen refuelling stations along your route.

Investing in cleaner transportation

With our private and public sector partners, we are supporting new charging stations for electric vehicles and refuelling stations for alternative fuels across the country.

We are investing $182.5 million to develop a coast-to-coast fast-charging network for electric vehicles, establish natural gas stations along key freight corridors and hydrogen stations in metropolitan centres. This investment also supports next generation charging demonstration projects as well as ensuring Canada-U.S alignment of standards for low-carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.

There are electric vehicles for all lifestyles

With a wide range of models and price points, buying an electric vehicle has never been easier. Right now, there are over 45 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available in Canada.

  • BEVs produce no carbon dioxide or other emissions during operation.
  • PHEVs are emissions-free only when operating in electric mode, but they may have a greater driving range than BEVs

Many models have enough battery range to meet your daily driving needs when charged overnight.

Find out which vehicle is right for you

battery-electric vehicle

What is a battery-electric vehicle?
Learn about the technology and benefits of BEVs by watching our video.

plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

What is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle?
Learn about the technology and benefits of PHEVs by watching our video.

 

Compare electric vehicles with conventional vehicles
Get information on fuel consumption and estimated annual fuel costs.

Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever

If you live in Quebec or British Columbia, your provincial government has financial incentives to encourage you to buy or lease an electric vehicle. Check out the programs available:

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