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There are two types of Electric Vehicles on the market:

A Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is a fully electric car that never uses gas.

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) uses both electricity and gas. It has a small battery pack for short all-electric driving distances. When the battery is empty, the gas engine turns on for longer driving distances. It’s worth noting that the engine can’t charge the battery, ensuring electricity is not sourced from gasoline, which benefits the environment.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) models available in Canada*

Make/ModelAverage range on electric
Audi - A3 Sportback e-tron 26 KM
BMW - i3** 130 KM
BMW - i8 24 KM
BMW – X5 xDrive40e 28 KM
Chevrolet VOLT 85 KM
Ford C-Max Energi 32 KM
Ford – Fusion Energi 34 KM
Hyundai – Sonata 43 KM
Mercedes-Benz – S 550e 22 KM
Porsche - Cayenne S E Hybrid 22 KM
Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid 25 KM
Volvo – XC90 T8 Twin Engine EV 22 KM

*This list is current as of October 27, 2016

**The BMW i3 can be purchased with a range-extending gasoline engine.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) models available in Canada*

Make/ModelAverage range on electric
BMW - i3** 130 KM
Chevrolet Bolt 383 KM
Ford - Focus Electric 122 KM
Kia Soul EV 149 KM
Mitsubishi - i-MiEV 100 KM
Nissan - LEAF 172 KM
Tesla Model S 435 KM

*This list is current as of October 27, 2016

** The BMW i3 can be purchased with a range-extending gasoline engine.

Save big on fuel costs

The cost of buying a new car isn’t just in the price tag. You also need to factor-in the cost of ownership. Because electric cars use electricity instead of gas, you can save thousands of dollars each year on fuel costs.

On average in New Brunswick, battery only electric vehicles cost about $300 per year to fuel with electricity compared to over $2,000 in gas costs for an internal combustion engine car. By making the switch to electric vehicles, an average New Brunswicker could also reduce their CO2 emissions by approximately 80%.