Buying Guide

News Update!  Canada’s Federal Government EV rebate cap has been increased to $55000. This is definitely welcome news for anyone who’s looking to buy a Model 3

Federal Government has announced a 5000 dollar rebate for EV purchase.  For details of the rebate and see a list of eligible vehicles click herehttp://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/innovative-technologies/list-eligible-vehicles-under-izev-program.html

So you want to know more about the current EV market. Well, we are here to help. When it comes to buying an Electric Vehicle there are a number options to choose from, both new and old. We will list a few of those here.  This is not a complete list of all the EVs available, but a list of the more popular ones.  Many of these vehicles are also available in the used vehicle market. We will add some links those at the end of this page. First let’s take a look at some of the more popular EVs out there!

Tesla Model 3

Max Range: 499 km range
Base Price: $53700

 

Tesla Model 3  is a 5-seat, midsize sedan with lots of cargo space. The quick acceleration, 500+km range, sleek design and futuristic control panel makes one of the most sought after EVs in the market. Model 3 is available in a few different variations.The standard version starts at price of $53700 and has range of 386 km. Long Range RWD has a range of 523km and a price tag of $67200 while the performance versions goes 0-100 in 3.4 seconds, top speed of 261 km and comes with a price tag of CAD80700. A Model 3 can charge upto 80% charge in 30 minutes at a standard supercharger and has a maximum charge rate of 1000km/hour at V3 Supercharge. To find out more about a Tesla Model3 click herehttps://www.tesla.com/model3

 

2019 Bolt EV

Max Range: 383 km
Base Price: $44,800

 

Bolt EV is another popular EV in North America. This 5 passenger vagon/small crossover is the first long range EV from GM and offers up to 383 km in on a single charge and has a starting price of $44,800. To know more  the Bolt EV click here https://www.chevrolet.ca/en/electric/bolt-ev

 

 

2019 Nissan Leaf

Max Range: 363 km
Base Price: $40,698

 

2019 Nissan Leaf another New EV available for purchase. They come in a three different models with a starting price between $40,698, to $49,498 with the higher versions offering maximum range up to 363 km on a single charge and can charge upto 80% in 60 minutes using a fast charger.  To find out more about more about a Nissan Leaf  click here. https://www.nissan.ca/en/electric-cars/leaf?next=step.Global_Header_Vehicles_Leaf.Leaf.VLP.Jellybean

 

Tesla Model Y

Max Range: 483km
Base Price: $83,000

 

Model Y is the long awaited small crossover from Tesla. It is currently available in 5 seat interior and 7 seat interior version is expected to be available in 2021. The long range RWD rated at 483km, can accelerate from 0-100km in 5.8 sec comes a starting price of $65,000. It is also available in dual motor AWD and a performance Model which goes 0-100 in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 241 kmph and a range of 451km. It comes with a higher price tag of $83,000. To learn more about Model Y, click herehttps://www.tesla.com/en_CA/modely

 

2019 Kona Electric

Max Range: 415 km
Base Price: $45,599

 

Kona Electric is the first long range EV from Hyundai. It is a small crossover that has an estimated maximum range of 415 km and has a starting price of $45,599. It is currently available for order in Canada. To read a full review and learn more about the vehicle click here https://www.hyundaicanada.com/en/showroom/2019/kona-electric

 

Tesla Model S

Max Range: 600 km
Base Price: $105,600

 

Model S is the car that changed public perception about electric cars in general. Before Tesla launched Model S the main arguments against EVs were they are too slow, you can’t travel far in them, they are odd looking and the list goes on.. Model S is not just best EV, but the best car in its class! period. Till this date, it remains the most popular car in it’s segment outselling the competition by a good margin. With the new version available for sale, it also is the EV with most range.  When Tesla launched Model S P100, it also became the quickest production car in the world with acceleration of 0-100 in a heartstopping 2.6 seconds.  With roomy premium interior, exceptionally good looks and plenty of cargo space, Model S continues to dominate the premium big sedan market. In Canada, the standard range version starts at $105600, with a range of 460 kms with an acceleration of 4.2 seconds from 0-100 kmph while long range version starts at $118,900 with maximum range of 600 km and 0-100 kmph 3.8 seconds and the performance version starts at $1,33,700 with range of 560 km and does 0-100kmph in 2.6 seconds with the Ludicrous Mode upgrade and 3.2 without it. There are also plenty of Model S vehicles available in the used car market at significantly lower prices.

 

Jaguar I-Pace

Range: 377 km
Base Price: $89,800

 

With the introduction of I-Pace, Jaguar  made their entry into the EV market. I-Pace is a small CUV with very stylish exterior and EPA estimated range of 377 km and can do 0-100 in 4.8 seconds. It has 394 Hp and 90 kwh battery pack. In Canada it has a starting price of $89,800. It comes in AWD model only. To learn more about the Jaguar I-Pace, click herehttps://www.jaguar.ca/en/all-models/i-pace/index.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7YblBRDFARIsAKkK-dKvd4s1ulPp-LMSZ8nLU1AXCdMz84A2Fjl9qrykXWOxRSRNjFQlmYgaAjiwEALw_wcB

 

Tesla Model X

Max Range: 525 km
Base Price: $112,300

 

Model X is the signature SUV model from Tesla. The large all glass panoramic windshield, self-presenting front doors and Falcon Wing doors makes it stand out in a field of well designed and stylish Tesla vehicles. Like other Tesla models, it has scored 5star rating in NHTSA crash tests. It has AWD and comes in 5 seat, 6 seat and 7 seat configurations.  The second and third row in the seven-seat option are capable of folding flat and flush, creating extra cargo space. With room for 7 passengers, plenty of cargo space, this is be a great choice for a family needing more room. It comes with a removable tow kit capable of towing 2250 kg.  The Standard version has a range of 400 km, can accelerate 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds and starts at $1,12,300 while the long range  version has a maximum range of 525 kms and can go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and starts at $125,600. The performance version can  go from 0-100 kmph in 3.6 seconds  with a max range of 490 kms and starts at $1,40,400, while the Ludicrous Mode upgrade makes it much quicker at 2.9 seconds from 0-100 kmph. To learn more about Tesla model X click here https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/modelx

 

2019 IONIQ Electric

Max Range: 200 kms

Base Price: 37899

 

2019 IONIQ Electric is the shorter range and more affordable EV from HyundaI. This is a well designed sedan mostly suitable for daily commute and shorter trips.  This vehicle can get up to 99km in 30 minutes of charging at a CCS charger rated at 50Kw, at which is the most common CCS chargers currently deployed. It is not the most ideal vehicle for long distance travel with a maximum range of 200km. However, most people‚Äôs daily commute is less than 150km and if you’re looking an EV for daily commute in an around the city and short trips this is an option worth looking.

To learn more about this vehicle and see all the features, please click this linkhttps://www.hyundaicanada.com/en/showroom/2019/ioniq-electric

 

BMW i3 

Max Range: 172 kms

Base Price: 48750

 

BMW i3 is another EV available for purchase currently. It has a maximum daily range of 172 and has an starting price of $48750.  While it might not be ideal for long trips, good option for a daily commute vehicle and city living. For more information about a BMW i3 click here.https://www.bmw.ca/en/all-models/bmw-i/i3/2017/at-a-glance.html

Used EVs

Used EVs are available through   online sites like autotrader.ca. There are many dealerships across Canada that have some used EVs available for sale. goelectric in Calgary is one such dealer. To check out their website click here https://goelectricyyc.com/

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