Cost of an Electric Car in Canada

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Cost of an Electric Car in Canada

As new cars make their way the Canadian market, some if green technology will wallets instead of the gas tank.

signing up on the waiting list for new electric vehicles, such as the Focus Electric, the Nissan or the Chevrolet Volt, Canadians do well to read the fine

Aside from the car’s tag, an electric vehicle other expenses. Consider the of charging the battery, the battery’s and additional purchases.

Although has some of the lowest energy in the world due to a ready availability of resources, costs are steadily Even so, electricity will beat the cost of gas.

Ian Forsyth, electric vehicle manager for Nissan, estimated the cost-per-kilometre for Canadians.

Based on the cost of electricity across of $0.12 per KWh, the cost per would be 1.5 cents. It could be as low as 1 a kilometre in areas with low prices like BC or Quebec or in with low overnight rates, as Ontario, Forsyth wrote in an interview.

A Chevrolet manager a similar cost for the Volt and that an electric car’s costs six times less gasoline.

Representatives from Nissan and Chevy noted the exact cost of electricity per fluctuates depending on the cost of in your area. Provinces this based on the time of the season and where you live.

Canada’s provinces and territories electricity rates that from 5.1 cents/kWh during hours in Ontario to 81.72 in parts of Nunavut (although probably didn’t envision cars traversing Nunavut’s tundra). Visit Canada’s Energy Board to see your or territory’s rates.

Bear in that these prices do not additional charges from the supplier, such as delivery, charges, and taxes. Ontarians can the Ontario Energy Board website to calculate an estimate to your supplier’s plan, includes all of these charges.

The way you charge an electric car can affect the Jason Eaton, corporate manager for GM, pointed out that the 120V cord would hours longer than the 240V charging station. means it could bridge rate periods in regions time-of-use-billing.

The cost of the charging itself is a hefty one.

The the Volt and the Leaf will with a 120-volt cord, but the charging station comes

Ford and Nissan and Chevy yet to release the price, but Nissan’s costs about $2,400 in the (including installation). Chevrolet’s charger costs $495 US, installation.

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How often will you need to your battery? That on the distance you intend to travel. the Focus and Leaf have a of 160 km per full charge and the Volt has a of 40-80 km on electricity and 500 km on gas.

But and age can affect the battery’s performance.

Our winters will drain the faster than a winter in But in a recent press release, states that the Focus takes measures to increase life in cold weather.

On days, heated liquid the batteries, gradually bringing the temperature to a level that it to efficiently accept charge, it

The heater and air conditioner and acceleration can affect the battery, but not by much, says.

Battery life limits its capacity. Nissan a battery to last about 10 Ford and Chevy say their are designed to last the lifespan of the

It’s difficult to estimate the for a future replacement because will change over the

Luckily, the government provides financial relief for electric car According to Envrionment Canada. offers a $2,000 refund for or hybrid cars.

British offers a PST reduction for fuel vehicles. Prince Edward advertises a maximum tax refund of for a hybrid car.

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