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you’re new to electric vehicles or a veteran EV owner.

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Which cars qualify for the government rebate?

Only vehicles below a certain value qualify for the federal government rebate. Find out which on this government website. Some provinces and municipalities offer additional incentives, but currently that is not the case in Ontario.

How many EVs are sold in Canada?

Excellent data on the sales of electric vehicles in Canada has been complied by Matthew Klippenstein for Green Car Reports and can be viewed HERE

Statistics Canada has current charts for all vehicles by fuel type HERE
Toggle the BEV, HEV, and/or PHEV buttons to see different combinations of battery electric, hybrid electric and/or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles sold.

Think you can't afford an EV?

Think you can’t afford an EV? In a faceoff against gas cars, the numbers say otherwise.

What's it like to be a new EV owner?

Ride along with Gail Walker as she shares her experience in this video.

How Does Charging Work?

Charging is one of the main items prospective EV owners have questions about. You’ll find that it is actually very simple. For the basics on EV charging, read on

Do EVs Work In The Winter?

Gasoline cars by their nature produce a lot of waste heat when running. For this reason, they don’t lose a lot of efficiency in the winter compared to an EV.

This is because an electric vehicle produces so little waste heat, that it must use energy from the battery to heat the cabin in the winter.

Learn about how frigid conditions affect a Tesla Model S. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette

To create a happy public charging experience for all, EV Society encourages drivers to abide by these etiquette recommendations.

Electric Motorcycles

The quality and capabilities of electric motorcycles are accelerating at the same pace as their car counterparts. It’s an exciting and fuel-efficient time to think about going electric on two wheels!

Camping with EVs

Electric cars have some unique characteristics that make them ideal camping companions. Here’s one experience.

NissanConnect Setup Guide

EV Society Kawartha Chapter member, Jake Branch, has written this easy step-by-step setup guide for NissanConnect.

Global Electric Vehicle Sales Targets and Policies

The EV Society compiled a comprehensive comparison of electric vehicle targets from auto manufacturers and policy makers around the world.

Measure Your Carbon Footprint

Use the tool at to understand your own emissions and how to help reduce them. Includes Ontario-level data.

EV Conversions

​If you are interested in EV conversion information you can access detailed information from our archived historical site.

EV Specifications (2017)
How much range does a Chevy Bolt have? What does a BMW i3 cost? What cars have DC Fast Charging?

Click Here To Compare All 2017 EV and PHEV vehicles.

Owner Experience

Click below to watch, listen and read firsthand experiences of those who’ve already made the switch to electric vehicles.


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