There are many benefits to driving an electric vehicle (EV), but deciding if an EV is right for you depends on lots of factors, including the purchase price, rebates, long term savings, practicality and what you actually use a vehicle for.

No doubt you're well aware of the pros of EV ownership, but in order to make a well-informed decision, here are some other important things to consider. 

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How far can you travel in an EV?

EVs are capable of traveling greater and greater distances on a single charge (BEVs) plus a full tank of gas (PHEVs). To help you decide which EV might be suitable for you, we’ve put together this handy infographic so you can easily compare ranges for a selection of EV models currently available in B.C.

Compare vehicle range

 Battery range
 Fuel range
BMW i3
Volkswagen e-Golf
Nissan Leaf SL Plus
Chevrolet Bolt
Kia Soul EV Limited
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
Hyundai Kona Electric
Mitsubishi Outlander
35km electric | 463km fuel
Honda Clarity
77km electric | 475km fuel
Mercedes GLC 350e
21km electric | 541km fuel
Tesla Model S Long Range
Chevrolet Volt
85km electric | 591km fuel
Volvo XC60 PHEV
27km electric | 779km fuel
Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
51km electric | 784km fuel
Kia Optima PHEV
47km electric | 937km fuel
Hyundai iONIQ Electric Plus
47km electric | 961km fuel

Data used in this infographic was collected from PluginBC’s website in September 2019.

Model year data and manufacturer data may differ. Always check with the manufacturer or dealership.

Range information is based on ideal weather/road conditions, ideal driver behaviour and a new, fully charged battery pack.

It’s getting easier and easier to charge your EV on the go

There are now more than 1,000 public charging stations in B.C. that will charge most vehicles in five hours or less. BC Hydro operates 70 fast chargers that can charge a vehicle to 80% in about 30 minutes.

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