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    Quote Originally Posted by agent99 View Post
    I assumed that. So if they are included in the 4335 charging stations in Canada, then only Teslas have that number available. Mind you, I don't believe there are very many Supercharger stations in Canada yet.
    https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/findus/l...hargers/Canada

    Looks like 24.

    Tesla specifically locates them to discourage daily use. They are intended for people on road trips. They are tweaking rules to discourage daily use by charging for electricity beyond a certain annual allotment.


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    GM has the Chevrolet Volt listed at $38,590 and $14,000 in combined discounts. The price would be $24,000 after discounts.

    They claim to get 85 kms on a charge and it takes 4 hours to charge the battery. There is also a small gas motor to operate the generator to charge the battery.

    They have a map of charging stations on the website.

    http://www.chevrolet.ca/volt-electri...IKjQ&gclsrc=ds
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    Quote Originally Posted by sags View Post
    GM has the Chevrolet Volt listed at $38,590 and $14,000 in combined discounts. The price would be $24,000 after discounts.

    They claim to get 85 kms on a charge and it takes 4 hours to charge the battery. There is also a small gas motor to operate the generator to charge the battery.

    They have a map of charging stations on the website.

    http://www.chevrolet.ca/volt-electri...IKjQ&gclsrc=ds
    That car is really a hybrid. Their new EV is the Bolt.http://www.chevrolet.ca/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.html But, the Volt may be a better choice for many users.
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    This isn't a pure electric, but this is the one I'm considering once it is available in Canada. With the reported range for electric only, should be no issue to go to work and back, and then gas available for the longer trips.

    http://www.toyota.com/priusprime/

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    I've had a Volt for few years now. It is a great car. Around 80% of my driving is all electric and if you run out of juice it just switches over to gas seamlessly.
    I have a 1st generation Volt so I average around 75km electric range in the warmer month and 45km in the cold months. The newer ones have a bigger battery and more range.
    When I first go it I thought I would be using public chargers all the time, but that never happened. I almost always just charge it at home over night when hydro rates are lower. I would estimate that charging it from a dead battery it costs about a $1. 10KWhr at $0.087 per KWhr and a chargers that is ~80% efficient.
    Maintenance has been really low too, just oil changes and taking the snow tires on and off so far.

    The Volt actually makes a lot of sense with the amount of money the Ontario government is now giving back as rebates. $14,000 which is almost twice what I got. Makes the car cost only a bit more than a Chevy Cruze (when equipped similarly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiouscreature View Post
    This isn't a pure electric, but this is the one I'm considering once it is available in Canada. With the reported range for electric only, should be no issue to go to work and back, and then gas available for the longer trips.

    http://www.toyota.com/priusprime/
    I read a review of this the other day and they said it was using the gas engine even when it shouldn't have been. https://electrek.co/2017/02/27/review-2017-prius-prime/
    Other reviews didn't seem to have a problem so they might have just gotten a lemon, I don't know.

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    For Ontario, will the Prius Prime be eligible for the $14k incentive?

    It's not available yet so it's not in the list:
    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/veh...e.shtml#toyota


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