Electric vehicles are cars that rely on electric motors to power them instead of gasoline engines. These cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they vary in their driving ranges, that is, the distance they can travel before needing to be recharged. Some electric vehicles can travel over 200 miles on a single charge, while others can only go about 100 miles.
Electric cars are cheaper than gas-powered vehicles because they don’t require the car itself to produce the energy that makes it go. The electricity that charges an electric vehicle is produced in a power plant. This means that any excess electricity from the power plant can be stored, and then used to charge your car later on! Electric cars need far less routine maintenance than gasoline-powered cars do. There are no oil changes, no tune-ups, you just plug them in every once in a while and you’re good to go.
Best Electric Vehicle Companies:
1. Tesla, Inc.
The electric automaker produces luxury all-electric Vehicles that are stylish and safe.
Some of their models include the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, and the Tesla Model X.
The company was founded by American entrepreneurs Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003.
It is based in Palo Alto, California with showrooms throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Africa & Central America.
Nissan has three electric vehicles that can be found at dealerships across Canada: LEAF™, eNV200™, and IMPULSE™.
LEAF is a pure electric vehicle. eNV200 is a van made for city driving and is a part of a global fleet being showcased in London, England.
IMPULSE™ is an all-electric luxury coupe that can travel from 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) in under 5 seconds! Nissan has over 1 million electric vehicles on the road as of December 2016.
The Nissan LEAF™ was released to Canadians in 2011 as the first mass-marketed electric Vehicle ever sold in Canada.
GM’s electric Vehicle company offers three types of premium sedans: Volt, Bolt EV, and Malibu hybrid.
The Chevy Bolt EV offers the longest range of the three vehicles with a fully charged 240 km range.
The company makes it easy to find their nearest charging station on their website so you can plan your trip accordingly.
GM is also expecting solar technology to be added to some of their lots which will help power electric vehicles for sale.
Ford’s electric vehicle division focuses on using software updates to improve customer satisfaction.
The Ford Focus Electric has an MPGe rating that is 19% better than its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf’s rating. A model is currently in the works of the Ford Focus Electric and it will be introduced to Canadians in early 2018.
Ford also produces a plug-in hybrid SUV and a plug-in hybrid sedan so you can choose what suits your needs best.
The Fusion Energi was awarded Green Vehicle of the Year in 2013 at the LA Auto Show. It has an all-electric range of 21 km or 13 miles when fully charged.
The downside of electric vehicles is that many people live nowhere near public transit or their friends or family members who they could get a ride from when their car isn’t able to drive very far – so if none of these is an option for you, then using an electric vehicle may be difficult. Electric vehicles also produce less pollution than gasoline-powered cars do, but they’re not emission-free. So if you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact as much as possible, electric vehicles are a good choice, but they’re not the only ones.
In sum, there are many pros and cons to consider when deciding if an electric vehicle is the right choice for you. Do some research, talk to friends and family members, and weigh all of the options before making a decision.