To mark Earth Day, 2018 version, we take a look at the best all-electric vehicles currently available on the Canadian market. Top 10? In fact, this is almost an Only 10 list, as at present there are only a dozen EVs available to consumers in Canada – if you include the upcoming Jaguar I-PACE. On the other hand, given the steadily growing interest among the paying public for renewable energy sources, the automakers will certainly be adding to that total even before this year is out. We’re pretty sure that at this time next year, we’ll be picking from more than a dozen cars! In the meantime, enjoy your 2018 Earth Day. Let’s resolve to be kinder to it…
It certainly has gotten its share of attention since hitting the market. The Bolt is Chevrolet’s first all-electric car, and it took home the title of North American Car of the Year for 2017 as well as being named our own 2018 Green Vehicle of the Year. Its 201-hp powertrain gives it nimble acceleration, stunning even for a green car – 0-100 km/h takes just 7.1 seconds. That’s the electric advantage! But the most impressive number is the one that sets it truly apart from other models in its price range: 383 km. That is its official maximum range.
Tesla Model S
If there’s a car that managed to grab more press attention than the Bolt, it’s this big sedan from Elon Musk’s maverick California-based company. The Model S is the first mass-produced car from the indy carmaker. Unfortunately, if you’re on a tight budget, the S is simply out of reach: its Canadian base price is just north of $96,000. An acceleration monster, the P100D edition is considered the fastest production car in the world. Equipped with the top-trim mechanics, the Tesla Model S can cover 539 km on a full charge.