Everything You Need To Know About EV & PHEV

WHAT IS EV?

Battery Electric Vehicles also called BEVs, and more frequently called EVs, are fully-electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries and no gasoline engine. Battery electric vehicles store electricity onboard with high-capacity battery packs. Their battery power is used to run the electric motor and all onboard electronics. BEVs do not emit any harmful emissions and hazards caused by traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. BEVs are charged by electricity from an external source. Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers are classified according to the speed with which they recharge an EVs battery.

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WHAT IS PHEV?

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles or PHEVs can recharge the battery through both regenerative braking and “plugging in” to an external source of electrical power. While “standard” hybrids can (at low speed) go about 1-2 miles before the gasoline engine turns on, PHEV models can go anywhere from 10-40 miles before their gas engines provide assistance.

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WHAT INCENTIVES THAT GOVERNMENT IS SUPPORTING NOW?

Currently, BC and the Federal government have 3 supporting programs.

Federal iZEV Program

  • up to $5,000 off the purchase price of a qualifying new EV
  • $2,500-$5,000 on a plug-in hybrid (depending on battery size)
  •  up to $5,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicleImage result for federal izev program

CEVforBC

  • up to $3,000 off the purchase price of qualifying new EV
  • up to $1,500 for a PHEV
  • up to $3,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicleCEV for BC

BC SCRAP-IT Program

  • up to $6,000 are available for a new EV
  • up to $3,000 for a used qualifying EVImage result for bc scrap it

 

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WHAT ELIGIBLE MODELS OPENROAD AUTO GROUP CARRY?

2020 BMW i3

2020 BMW i3

Starting From $44,950  
  • Available In The BMW Store, BMW Langley
  • EV/PHEV
  • Maximum speed fully electric in km/h: 160
  • Daily use electric range in km: 246
2020 MINI Cooper SE 3 Door

2020 MINI Cooper SE 3 Door

Starting From $39,990  
  • Available In MINI Vancouver, MINI Langley
  • EV
  • 177km Electric Range Per Full Charge
  • 35 mins DC Quick Charge To 80%
2020 MINI Countryman Plug-In Electric Hybrid

2020 MINI Countryman Plug-In Electric Hybrid

Starting From $38,750  
  • Available In MINI Vancouver, MINI Langley
  • PHEV
  • 19 km Electric Range
  • 439 Combined Range
2020 Honda Clarity

2020 Honda Clarity

Starting From $42,760  
  • Available In OpenRoad Honda
  • PHEV
  • Driving range: up to 547 km
  • Fully charged in as little as 2.5 hours
2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Starting From $37,899  
  • Available In OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond
  • EV
  • All-Electric Range: 200 km
  • Charging Time (Level 2): 4 hours 24 mins
2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid

Starting From $33,749  
  • Available In OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond
  • PHEV
  • Maximum speed: 178km/h
  • Charging time: 2 hours 15 mins
2019 Hyundai Electric Plus

2019 Hyundai Electric Plus

Starting From $32,999  
  • Available In OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond
  • PHEV
  • Maximum EV operation speed: 120 km/h
  • All-Electric Range: 47 km
2020 Kona EV

2020 Hyundai Kona EV

Starting From $46,804 
  • Available In OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond
  • EV
  • All-Electric Range: 415km
  • Charging Time (Level 2): ~9 hours 35 mins
2020 Hyundai Sonata PHEV

2020 Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Coming Soon In 2020
  • Available In OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond
  • PHEV
2020 Volkswagen	e-Golf OpenRoad VW

2020 Volkswagen e-Golf

Starting From $39,580
  • EV
  • 198 km range (NARCAN Combined)
  • 134 hp electric motor
  • Available In OpenRoad Volkswagen
2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Starting From $34,635
  • Available In OpenRoad Toyota Richmond, Port Moody, Abbotsford & Peace Arch
  • PHEV
  • 1,035 km Combined Electric/Hybrid Driving Range
  • 5 hr 30 min Charge Time
2020 Jaguar I-PACE

2020 Jaguar I-PACE

Starting From $91,895
  • Available In Jaguar Land Rover Langley
  • BEV
  • Top Speed: 200km/h
  • Range: up to 386 km
2019 Audi e-tron

2019 Audi e-tron

Starting From $92,095
  • Available in OpenRoad Audi Boundary
  • BEV
  • Range: 329 km

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FAQ

Why should I buy an electric car?

  • Electric cars have overall lower energy costs and lower maintenance costs. EVs also produce no smog-causing tailpipe emissions and lower carbon emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles.  
  • EVs are quiet due to lack of engine noise, most EVs provide instant power that's fun to drive
  • BC and federal governments are supporting EVs purchasing program with up to $8,000 off

How far can they go?

  • Most EVs can go more than 200 miles on a full charge, and PHEVs have combined gasoline and electric power, which allow the range of 400 to 500 miles.

How long does it take to charge one?

  • With typical 240-volt, level 2 charger, EVs usually take between 9 and 13 hours to be fully charged. PHEVs take about 2 hours with smaller batteries.Image result for CleanBC - Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program

Where can I recharge my car in the greater Vancouver area?

  • You can find a public charging station from wiki-based online map and App - PlugShare.PlugShare
  • Install a charger at home is another option. You will need to get permission from strata management company and hire a professional electrician to install, labor costs around $1,200 to $2,000. Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program under CleanBC offers up to $350 installation incentives for a single-family home and up to $2,000 for multi-unit residential building (MURB).  

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