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There are more than 250,000* electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada, with about 1,000 in Saskatchewan. As interest in EVs grows globally, so does local demand.
* Source 1 | Source 2

Disclaimer: This video was shot before COVID-19 guidelines.

Why People Buy EVs:


Environmentally Friendly

Drive an EV and lower your emissions by 30%.


Save Money

Most electric vehicles cost about $6.00 to fully charge at home.

Low Maintenance

An electric motor means fewer moving parts and little to no fluids. That means no oil changes.

There are 2 different types of EVs you can buy:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) - BEVs are 100% electric and rely only on a battery.
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) - Using both power and gas, the engine turns on when the battery's empty.
Electric Vehicle Performance and Cost Chart

Electric Car 1
Electric Car 2
Electric Car 3
Electric Car 4
Electric Car 5
  2019 Chevy Cruze (Gasoline)
2019 Toyota Prius Prime (PHEV)
Nissan Leaf SV/SL (BEV)
2019 Chevy Bolt (BEV)
Tesla Model 3 (BEV)
Purchase Cost
$21,095+  $27,990+ $42,298+
Annual Fuel Cost
$1,489 $635 (Electricity + Gasoline)
5-year Cost* (Fuel + Purchase price) $28,540
Full Recharge Time (Level 2 240V) NA
2 hours
8 hours
9.3 hours
10 hours
Summer Range (full charge)
(20 kWh/100km)
(17.8 kWh/100km)
(17.1 kWh/100 km) 
Winter Range (full charge)
571 km
(19% less)
(20-40% less)
(30-40% less)
(30-40% less)
324 km
(30-40% less)
Quick Recharge Range (30 mins - DC Fast Charging)
Engine Power 153hp
110kW (150hp)
150kW (200hp)
211kW (280hp)

*Maintenance costs not included. 5 year maintenance costs for EVs are about $4,250. Gas vehicles cost around $6,000.

Emissions from gas vehicles are causing a big impact on our environment.

As our supply mix becomes cleaner, EV emissions will continue to drop. This is because the power we're creating to charge the battery is coming from a cleaner power source.

Compared to driving a Chevy Cruze (a gas vehicle), here’s how you’ll reduce your emissions by driving an EV:


Lowering your Emissions

2019 Toyota Prius Prime (PHEV) Nissan Leaf SV/SL (BEV 2019 Chevy Bolt (BEV) Tesla Model 3 (BEV)































Charging Options

Most people charge their EVs overnight at home. That’s why you’ll want to have the right set up for your vehicle.

  • Where you’ll find a Level 1 charger: Home
  • Installation cost: $0
  • Estimated charge time: 8 to 24 hours*
  • Who it’s for: the public
  • How much power does it use? As much as a space heater
  • How it connects: Plug into a standard outlet right in your home that’s dedicated for EV charging

  • Where you’ll find a Level 2 charger: Home or Work
  • Installation cost: $500 to $2,500
  • Estimated charge time: Up to 4 hours*
  • Who it’s for: the public or businesses wanting to provide charging for their employees
  • How much power does it use? As much as a clothes dryer
  • How it connects: you need to contact an electrician to install

  • Where you’ll find a Level 3 charger: Businesses
  • Installation cost: $50,000 to $100,000
  • Estimated charge time: 30 to 45 minutes or less*
  • Who it’s for: the public
  • These pay-per-use charging stations are intended for public use. Just like a gas station, but for charging an electric vehicle.

*For more details on EV charge times and vehicle ranges, visit a local dealer or the manufacturer's website.

How to Set Up a Charging Station

Contact an electrician to install a charging station at your home or business. This ensures you’ve got the proper equipment and set up for your vehicle(s).

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