The State of Electric Vehicles in Canada

April 27, 2015 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Roughly speaking one out of every 300 cars sold in Canada is an EV. That’s grown almost ten fold since 2011.

As EVs become more popular and the second and third generation of these vehicles rolls out an important thing to consider is the total cost of ownership.

Owning an EV costs less than owning a comparable combustion engine car. With fewer moving parts to replace and with electricity far cheaper than gas you might pay more upfront but you pay less to keep the car running.

A study out of B.C. found that electric vehicles would save fleet operators an average of $16,000 per car compared to the vehicle they’d be replacing over a service life of seven years.

Read The State of Electric Vehicles in Canada by David Dodge in the Huffington Post.

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Entry filed under: Active Transportation, Carbon_Emissions, Energy, Renewables.

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