Here you will find in-depth information whether
you’re new to electric vehicles or a veteran EV owner.
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.
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 Carbonfootprint.com to understand your own emissions and how to help reduce them. Includes Ontario-level data.
If you are interested in EV conversion information you can access detailed information from our archived historical site.
EV Specifications (2017)
Click Here To Compare All 2017 EV and PHEV vehicles.
Click below to watch, listen and read firsthand experiences of those who’ve already made the switch to electric vehicles.
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Electric vehicles are continuing to march along the ‘S’ curve of adoption toward inevitably replacing the internal combustion engine. Why inevitably? Because they are simply superior in every aspect except price, and that drawback too is also disappearing quickly. Soon, they will be better in all respects.
CBC News - The National has featured electric vehicles before. Last year they went on an EV road trip from Toronto to Detroit. In this trip, however, a few things went wrong and did not show the true advantages of driving electric. This year they are back with the...
By Peter Vella The year is 2039. A twelve year old boy is sitting down with his grandfather to work on an essay that the boy is preparing for his grade six history module. “So Grandpa Liam, I need you to help me. I think you were alive when the thing I have to write...
By Spencer Wright Spencer Wright chose an electric motorcycle for his commuter vehicle and quickly racked up 9,000km. In 2015, I bought my 2013 Zero S as a stepping stone into the EV world. There were no fully electric cars on the market that both fit my range needs,...
To create a happy public charging experience for all, EV Society encourages drivers to abide by these etiquette recommendations. If you drive a gas or diesel Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle, please do not park in a spot designated for an EV no matter how...
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