(NC) — With gas prices at an all-time high and the climate crisis at a tipping point, an electric vehicle may be on your mind – whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or not.
New electric vehicle registration soared in Canada in 2021, according to Statistics Canada. Many auto companies continue to invest in building better EVs.
Volvo, for one, plans to go fully electric by 2030.
Here are the top five reasons why your next vehicle should be electric:
Save money on gas
Running a regular car is becoming more unmanageable for the wallet, but you can eliminate this costly fuel consumption with a pure electric vehicle.
Drive with zero tailpipe emissions
Adopting EVs helps Canada reduce carbon emissions and slow the impacts of global warming.
Freedom to charge on the go
Whether you’re city driving or taking a road trip, if you plan your route you can charge along the way and plug in at home at the end of the day.
Designed with fun driving in mind
New EVs are sleek and sustainable with thoughtful design considerations that make your drive smoother.
While the up-front cost is somewhat higher than gas-powered counterparts, EVs offer big-time savings over the vehicle’s lifetime.
The Canadian government and some provincial governments are also offering potential car-buyers major incentives to go green on their next vehicle purchase.
Still not sure if you’re ready to make the switch to pure electric? Plug-in hybrids are a great introduction to electric driving, offering fuel efficiency that leaves no room for range anxiety.
You can find more information about EV or hybrid vehicles here.
This report was first published by News Canada.