What’s it like to switch to an electric vehicle?
If you are thinking about buying an electric vehicle for the first time, one of the most helpful things you can do is to take the experience of other EV owners. We invite you to watch, listen and read the firsthand experiences of those who’ve already made the switch.
By Robert Lockhart Here are few facts about our Prius Prime (plug-in hybrid). When we took delivery at the end of June last year, I really didn’t think the 45 kms of EV range would amount to much. Boy, was I wrong. We live about 25 kms north of Peterborough, so we...read more
By Laura Bryson To be honest, the first time I sat in my (100% electric) Chevrolet Bolt, my reaction was: "Oh! It's just like any other car!" Of course, there's so much that's different about it, but mostly just in how you fuel it. During the first year of owning my...read more
By Amisha Hiebert In a vivid example of the cost savings of operating electric vehicles, this Cambridge, ON commuter, Amisha Hiebert, shares in the video above the difference going electric has made to her 140km daily commute. And the comments below this Twitter post...read more
By Ian Graham My Father got me interested in renewables when he and Mom bought a cottage on the same lake that they ran their fishing lodge on. The cottage had no electricity and being the ever curious and resourceful man he was, he tapped into the waterfalls beside...read more
By Richard Corley Originally published in the Globe & Mail I have read, with bemusement and disappointment, reports from electric-vehicle neophytes about the travails of winter EV driving. Bemusement, as there are almost 100,000 Canadian owners who could provide...read more
By Gail Walker In this video by Sid Tabak, ride along with Gail Walker as she shares her story of EV ownership eight months after she purchased a Chevrolet Bolt.read more
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,...read more
By Andrew Batiuk If a friend asked you to join them and share the driving on a 2700km road trip from Edmonton to Phoenix in the middle of winter, what would you say? What if a pair of dogs were joining the two of you? Sitting in a cramped car, with the engine droning...read more
By Erik Haltre About 100 years ago (give or take 5 decades), my Electrical Engineer Father told me how inefficient these fossil fuel, dinosaur cars are and that an electric car would be 400% more efficient and so much easier to maintain. About 100 years ago...read more
Electric cars have unique characteristics that make them ideal camping companions. By Tim Burrows Wouldn’t it be great if your next camping trip included a tent with air conditioning and a heater? With a properly fitted EV, it’s now possible. A company by the name of...read more