For those interested in electric vehicles (EVs) but worried about range anxiety, a hybrid can be an ideal alternative. But how do you pick the right one? Let’s go over the differences between full, mild, and plug-in hybrids to help you find your perfect match. Full Hybrid Vehicles Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) typically come... Read More.
In this month’s auto news highlights, Kia is amping up its electric vehicle profile with a high-performance version of its EV6, while Dodge is promising – or is that threatening? – a future electric muscle car louder and faster than its brutal Hellcat models. Dodge’s nearer-term plans centre on the Hornet compact crossover. The brand’s... Read More.
Thinking about trading in your gas-powered car for an electric one? Then you’ve probably wondered how much it’ll cost to keep it running. To get an accurate estimate, it’s useful to understand different charging levels, how to find charging stations, and what incentives can help you with your EV purchase. What Are Charging Levels? EV... Read More.
Electric vehicles (EVs) offer so many advantages to gas-powered vehicles, like increased power, quietness, a more planted ride, as well as a better choice for the environment. Unfortunately, the common misconception that EVs don’t work in the winter is a little too common on the Internet. In today’s blog post, we’ll talk about what happens... Read More.
If you’ve been following our coverage of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) list of the most efficient vehicles, you’ve probably read our articles about the conventionally powered car and SUV/truck models that use the least fuel. For our third and final instalment, we’re moving into the newer territory of plug-in electric vehicles. NRCan splits the list... Read More.
by Lori Straus Electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HV) are growing in popularity, and many countries—Canada included—have declared when they plan to have all-electric cars on the roads. However, manufacturers still build most of these vehicles outside of Canada. In this blog post, we’ll tell you which electric and hybrid vehicles are made in... Read More.
by Chris Chase With its relatively new technology, electric vehicle (EV) ownership raises a lot of questions. We’ve already answered a couple of them in our articles about how long it takes to charge an EV and how much charging one costs. Some other common ownership questions revolve around electric car maintenance. Do EVs need... Read More.
by Lori Straus Are hybrid vehicles more environmentally friendly? What about replacing batteries? How far do they drive? We’ll quickly take you through a few factors you should keep in mind as you research your options for hybrid vehicles. But First: What Is a Hybrid? The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario (MTO) considers “electric vehicle”... Read More.
by Lori Straus The shift toward electric vehicles (EVs) has been picking up steam for over a decade now. If you’re in the market for a new car and you’re considering an EV, how do you know that the one you want to buy is more energy efficient overall compared to a fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicle?... Read More.