Michelle discovered that used electric vehicles were available and were perfect for city-dwellers who desire affordable commuter vehicles. The kids were completely sold on clean energy, and pushed their parents to make the change […]
Larry’s journey through electric vehicle ownership has been a path from plug-in hybrid to fully electric, to charging infrastructure research for condo buildings and now educating other drivers who want to go electric.
Danielle trains guide-dogs and lives in Duncan, BC. In 2019, she decided to buy an electric vehicle. She researched cost-of-ownership and believed that her yearly operating costs would be reduced.
The payback for investing in an EV takes only 4-5 years for most. Holden is based in Squamish and first made the switch to electric when he purchased a 2016 Nissan Leaf. He loves driving electric and now owns a Tesla Model Y.
With gas prices rising, Sarah was logging between $500 – 700 per month in fuel costs related to her commute. Maintenance costs were also becoming unpredictable. Sarah purchased a new Chevrolet Bolt a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now, her maintenance costs are negligible.
To avoid paying roughly $450 per month in maintenance and fuel costs with her existing vehicle, she switched to a Chevrolet Volt and realized immediate savings. The Volt has a gas range extender but Lori rarely needs this feature. Over time, she now calculates that charging costs her roughly a $1.50 per day, mostly charging overnight at a regular wall outlet at home to manage her commute.
Don has been driving electric vehicles in the Shuswap region for seven years. When he bought his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he wanted to reduce his climate change impacts. It […]
John and Marianne are a retired couple living in Nanaimo. They were looking for a car to replace their 10 year old SUV and decided, after some vigorous researching, that it was […]
Lorna estimates that she’s saved $2,000 on gas bills, to say nothing of future maintenance costs. “It pays to be part of the solution.” When Tesla launched its first electric vehicle back […]
Road trips are still a great joy and not a problem with so many chargers everywhere. I’ll own EV forever now. No going back. Jon, Castlegar, BC Jon lives in Castlegar and […]
“Before buying I must have watched a hundred videos of Teslas in winter, specifically rear wheel drive models like the the one we planned to drive. The dual motor version was out […]
“It was then and there that I resolved to do my part.” Tracy has chosen to cut pollution by reducing the amount of driving she does – and make whatever driving is still necessary emissions-free.
What began with an LED lightbulb led to an electric vehicle. Pat and David from Creston had been wanting to make some lifestyle changes. They wanted to make better use of local […]
Braeden knew he wanted to own an electric vehicle ever since Toyota brought a Prius to his high school in Cranbrook for Earth Day in 2009. It took seven years to do […]
Sandra and Paul live in Vancouver, and wanted to be environmentally conscious when searching for a new vehicle. They wanted to reduce their oil and gas consumption as much as possible and […]