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Before you Buy an Electric Car in Canada, Consider this

Before you Buy an Electric Car in Canada, Consider this

Canadians who want to buy an electric car in Canada have a large number of different vehicles to choose from.


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While there have been tremendous advancements made in the reliability of these vehicles but there is still a lot of work to do before they can totally replace the internal combustion engine.


One of the biggest things you need to consider when shopping for an EV is the range. The range is usually rated in KM's, but that is just an approximate value.


The batteries inside these vehicles are the same as the ones in your smartphones, just on a larger scale. The range of your EV is impacted by variables like weather, road conditions, and the battery's overall health.


Each time you charge the battery, it loses a little capacity, and over time the battery will not be able to hold its charge. This battery degradation does not happen overnight, but it will happen in time.


Additional considerations when shopping for an EV


You should scout out your location and the areas you want to visit to determine whether there are sufficient charging stations available.



There has been substantial progress made with charging stations, Petro Canada, which is great news if/when you are on a long drive.


Suppose you are living in a rural area of Canada which is frankly about half of the Canadian population. In that case, an EV may not be the right decision, at least not now.


The lack of charging stations and cold weather make owning an EV in rural parts of Canada complicated.


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There is no denying that the costs of running an EV are significantly lower than what you would pay for gasoline, especially with gas running at nearly $2.00 per liter.


Over the long term, you will save money with the EV, but the upfront costs are one of the biggest hurdles you will face.


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The Government of Canada and various provinces do offer rebates, but you will need to dig deep into your pocket if you want to purchase an EV.


Picking the right EV


Once you have concluded that you want to buy an EV, one of the biggest decisions that must be made is which make and model.


You should focus on carmakers that have been in business for generations; companies like Ford, which are known for making reliable gas-powered vehicles, would be a good idea.


These companies know how to build vehicles and will be around for the long haul. Since these carmakers are already established, you will have no problem selling your EV when it comes time to buy a new car.


It is strongly recommended to contact your local dealership and go for a test drive. Driving an EV is a different experience than a gas-powered car.


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2022 Chrysler Airflow Concept


One of the biggest differences is the immediate torque you experience when pushing the gas.


Although the dealership will also be able to help you secure financing for the new EV, interest rates are still low but are climbing fast, so you need to get the proverbial ball moving ASAP.


We’d love to help you buy an electric car in Canada. Simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP or see our selection of new and used cars at our Burlington dealership. 


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