“While Canada hasn’t adopted electric cars as quickly as some (see our report from December here), we sped up respectably in 2017. The latest data from FleetCarma finds that 68% more electric cars were sold last year than in 2016.”
See 2017 Canadian EV sales revealedEVs are still the tip of an iceberg in Canada but with growth found in 2017, it won’t be long until EVs cover the land. I already drive an hybrid EV but 2018 should be the year I buy an all-electric EV, the Solo, built in Vancouver. It’s specifically a commuter car but I will use it for errands and quite a bit of highway driving in my retirement. The money I will save in not buying a larger EV will be invested in a solar charging station so my lower cost of ownership and convenient charging will easily pay for the car in a few years.
Others have many reasons to go electric: lower costs of energy per unit distance, governmental subsidies, convenient charging at home/work instead of trips to fuelling stations, less maintenance, less heat and stench, and zero CO2 emissions. Where I live I may not get a subsidy but I like all the other benefits. Canadians, it’s time to go electric. You’ll know when you give it a try or a thought. It’s a new way of thinking and doing personal transportation. It works.