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.
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.
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 […]