Why switch to an electric vehicle? » Ivy Charging Network
November 4, 2019
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Why switch to an electric vehicle?

Drivers are making the switch to electric vehicles for many reasons.

Save money on fuel and maintenance

An EV driver travelling 20,000 km per year, can save up to $2,000 per year on fuel alone, especially if you charging over-night or on weekends when the cost of electricity is normally lower.

EV drivers also save hundreds of dollars per year on maintenance because electric motors have only one moving part and do not require oil changes, coolant flushes, mufflers or exhaust systems.

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Reduce emissions and other environmental benefits

EV drivers in Ontario reduce their contribution to climate change and air pollution by over 90% as they are not burning fossil fuels.

An electric vehicle’s only greenhouse gas emissions come from the generation of electricity. In Ontario that electricity is generated mostly from renewable sources, making Ontario one of the most environmentally friendly places in the world to own an EV.

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Performance, experience and convenience

Ask just about any EV driver and they’ll say they vastly prefer the experience of driving and owning an electric vehicle to a traditional gas-powered vehicle. The reasons why range from superior acceleration, to how quiet they are, to the fact that they never have to be taken to a gas station and can mostly be charged at home.

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Save on the purchase of an electric vehicle

The Canadian Federal Government currently offers incentives on electric vehicle purchases. To learn more about Canada’s electric vehicle incentives, visit Transport Canada’s ZEV incentive page.

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